Not bad for an “entertainment” show

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, May 1st, 2015 - 11 comments
Categories: journalism, workers' rights - Tags: ,

In other news, the axing of CL is delayed – for now.

11 comments on “Not bad for an “entertainment” show”

  1. Sable 1

    In my view the last genuine voice of journalism in the televised MSM in this country. I have not listened in for years but he seems to be doing some good. I wonder how long he has left?

  2. Tracey 2

    So, a groundswell against zero -hour contracts… anyone ever wondered whose idea to make them a great idea was? Yup, the folks who are polling 49%

    • aerobubble 2.1

      You have no power. Its even possible to spew a insurance advert to the point it becomes propaganda despite the obvious costs of all that placement being borne by the purchasers of the insurance product.

      The shear lack of consumer power in nz is exposed by how a burger bar owner ranted their spleen when a customer complained, when that happens it shows no matter what bad publicity the customer is always wrong.

    • Murray Simmonds 2.2

      More likely the idea of introducing zero-hour contracts is something that smacks of US corporate interference in our local norms.

      This is precisely the kind of thing that will become routine under the Pan Pacific Trade Agreement. And if that idiot trade minister signs us up to this blatant corporate power grab there is NOTHING that we, the ordinary citizens of this country, will be able to do to stop other such “initiatives”in the future.

      Under the PPTA even the Government would not be able to legislate against zero-hour contracts and the like, ‘cos to do so would lead to a law suit against us for interfering with the bottom line of the Corporates.

      What a total load of crap the Government is just itching to sign us up to.

  3. Atiawa 3

    Isn’t it time for the union movement to consolidate and combine their resources . Surely the majority of workers will be unconcerned if they belong to “NZ Unions Inc” if it meant greater opportunities to grow unionism and having the support of an organiser in their town or city they can call upon to assist in organising their workplace regardless of the industry they work in or their occupation?
    The days of craft unionism are behind us and as such there is now a need for industry based unions coming under the umbrella of a Public & Private sector duopoly.
    MSM outlets like Campbell will be important in reporting the news and informing the public but nothing would compare to every McDonalds store having a unionised workplace and taking collective organised action.
    If Campbell Live’s employers complete their review and ditch his programme, then what??
    Workers of the world unite!

  4. shorts 4

    only the NZ PM would find stories of child poverty, CHC et al entertaining – he’s a bloody hair pulling ghoul

  5. Murray Rawshark 5

    I think Unite deserves some credit as well. What the involvement of Campbell Live shows that it is easier to win a campaign when the facts are reported in the media. The facts are defined as the point of view that I agree with, which in this case was the side of the casualised workers 🙂

  6. miravox 6

    New Zealanders still seem keen to fight injustice. Well done Campbell Live for providing the opportunity for people to make the choice to care.

    Why can’t the left get traction if this is the case? It seems to me that, for a start (1) people refuse to see injustice as a a systemic problem within the political and corporate structure that operates in the country. (2) Even if they would, hardly any visual media sources will touch it the framing of injustices in this fashion.

  7. Stickler 7

    John Campbell nudges us towards more effective government than the actual government does.

    I wish he would take up his cudgels in favour of country-of-origin food labellng and better food labelling generally in this country. We might then get something done for consumers.

    The supermarket czars and czarinas and Fonterra have had their own obfuscating way for too long.

    Every single processed food product can be labelled “made from local and imported ingredients” because a pinch of spice or a spoonful of sugar takes care of the “imported” component, leaving the customer confused as to where the main ingredient actually came from. Information content : zero.

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