Audrey Young's blog makes fascinating reading tonight - have a look-see: http://blogs.nzherald.co.nz/blog/audrey-young/2008/3/6/corrections-retractions-and-rubbish/?c_id=280
Ms Young totally debunks the myth that the EPMU has tried to perpetuate over the John Key/cut your wages non-event. In short, Andrew Little of the EPMU accuses Key of having heavied the Bay Report to get a retraction of the "I want to cut your wages" comment. Young doesn't mince her words - check this out:
"There is a certain amount of rubbish being pedalled by the Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union about the Herald's involvement in the saga over whether or not John Key told the Bay Report in Northland he wanted wages to drop.
National secretary Andrew Little is entitled to ask questions but they should be based on facts.
Amid many questions in a press statement today headed "Has National muzzled the press?" he asks why the Herald is publishing a "correction" ahead of a Bay Report "correction" on the story.
That is false. "
Now, where else have we seen that line of attack? That's right - over where our dear brothers hang out - http://www.thestandard.org.nz/ - reputed to have links to ...... the EPMU!
You'd think Tane and his cohorts would have learned over the the "hosted by Labour" affair - but no. Instead, they have continued to slur John Key, allowing posters such as Robinsod to have pretty much a free reign, while dissenting opinion is now regularly censored. Glenngate and the sinister goings-on at the Hawke's Bay DHB have barely rated a mention - I would have thought that the union boys would have been uop in arms about a democratically elected board being summarily dismissed (or at least have taken up a personal grievance!), but no, the silence is deafening.
Methinks they doth protest too much!!