Labour’s hands on approach to economic management focused on boosting manufacturing stands in stark contrast to National’s failed record of big promises and no delivery. Manufacturing is our largest employer. It has lost 25,500 jobs under National. National has been pushing mining for four years. It employs 6,000 people, up just 600 under National.
All that big talk from Steven Joyce and mining employs just 600 more people than when he started four years ago. Meanwhile National has stood by and done nothing while over 40 times as many jobs have been lost.