This is the year when the gloves come off. Ports of Auckland is trying to slash its wage bill by 20% by casualising its workforce. Talley’s-AFFCO is locking out 750 workers indefinitely, also trying to casualise its workforce. And DHBs are trying to scare nurses ahead of their pay negotiations with the spectre of job cuts.
You won’t see John Key, the Talleys, Tony Gibson, and their ilk in the 1% suffer. The price of his economic failures falls only on the workers – those with jobs and those without.