Monday, March 19, 2012

Gummint Intervention

A week ago or so, some leftie was calling for the Gummint to intervene in the Ports of Auckland ve MUNZTERS negotiations.

The leftie might regret wishing thus.














Last time the gummint intervened in a waterfront dispute, the result was not to the liking of lefties.

5 comments:

Doug said...

It's happening in Aussie.
Asciano ports fight about to turn nasty
LOCKING out workers at four ports and withdrawing previously agreed pay rises are among radical options being examined by Asciano to bring to a head its 18-month industrial battle with the Maritime Union of Australia.

Accusing the union of "wantonly destructive behaviour", Asciano yesterday warned it had "now exhausted all but a few options" under the Fair Work Act to try to settle the dispute at its Patrick operations.

Psycho Milt said...

Last time the gummint intervened in a waterfront dispute, the result was not to the liking of lefties.

Or anyone else who valued civil rights in even the vaguest possible way.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, that only works if you conflate so-called 'civil rights' with economic sabotage.

The following election seemed to make it quite clear on which side most NZers stood.

Psycho Milt said...

Well, yes, it turned out lots of NZers didn't mind if the govt made it an offence to criticise the govt or to give food to someone hungry. There's all kinds of ugly shit no-one should be proud of in the history of this country, and this is one of the top examples.

Anonymous said...

Watersiders - those who, while we were at war, wouldn't unload the Marines cargo in Wellington because it was raining.

Makes you wonder whose side they were on really.