Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh! And I thought the EPMU was a independent third party

In discussing the Shawn Tan case, Matt McCarten almost drops the EPMU in it.

The EPMU is a highly political union with deep roots and formal affiliation to the Labour Party. It was a founding member and regularly puts its union affiliation to a vote of its members. Rex Jones was the Labour Party president in the late 1980s while heading the union.
Union head Andrew Little is a popular fancy to replace Mike Williams as Labour Party president after the election.

Perhaps someone should tell the Electoral Commission.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Very very well spotted Fairfacts. Why don't you e-mail a copy of your post to Dr Catt. And every daily newspaper in the country.

Spam said...

...and this little gem too:

I don't believe Tan wasn't asked for his political affiliation when he applied for the EPMU job.

A question that is illegal under employment law.

Psycho Milt said...

Perhaps someone should tell the National Party the difference between a trade union and a political party. The Electoral Commission and the courts have both had a go, but it seems National really are cognitively challenged.