Present

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, December 11th, 2008 - 9 comments
Categories: activism - Tags:

I was sent this by a comrade in the union movement.

You can download the A3 poster here to do poster runs. There’s already a bunch up in central Wellington this morning.

Or why not grab the image on the left and send an email to your friends and family letting them know (in your own words or ours, if you like) how National/ACT is attacking their work rights?

Oh and there’s the anti-Fire at Will Bill Facebook group. Already more than 500 members in one day. This is huge, sign up.

The Facebook group also links to the EPMU-led petition to the Governor-General asking that he refuse to give assent to the law until it has gone through the normal democratic process. You can print it off and sign up, then fax it to them by 9am tomorrow morning.

And there’s also the link to the CTU’s viral email to John Key.

9 comments on “Present”

  1. bobo 1

    Just like Don Trump, minus the dead fox hair comb over.. 🙂

  2. The Facebook group also links to the EPMU-led petition to the Governor-General asking that he refuse to give assent to the law until it has gone through the normal democratic process. You can print it off and sign up, then fax it to them by 9am tomorrow morning.

    Or you could not bother. As I have repeatedly pointed out, the idea that the Governor-General has the power to refuse assent is a monarchical fiction.

    Simply because the right subscribe to this fiction is no reason for us to. Whatever my misgivings about process (and I think passing significant policy like this without a select committee is a gross abuse), if parliament passes a law, its the law, and the G-G has to sign it.

    [lprent: Will check tonight why you keep getting shunted into the traps]

  3. gobsmacked 3

    Agree with the campaign, except the petition to the Governor-General. That’s just dumb. The union should rethink that one.

    When the Nats appoint Garth George as Governor-General, then we can have constitutional trench warfare. But not now.

  4. Stephen 4

    When the Nats appoint Garth George as Governor-General,

    Ha!

  5. I/S sometimes politics is about the audience.

    gobsmacked. um, the GG is being asked to act precisely because they are seen as impartial and fair.

  6. Even given that the G-G can’t refuse assent, the petition still serves the purpose of motivating people and raising public awareness. Not sure that it’s the best way to do it, but hey, we’ve only got ’til 9AM tomorrow so..

  7. infused 7

    Keep up the hysterics.

  8. Merry Xmas employers!, you no longer have to worry about your business, if someone isn’t working out in the first few months, you can let them go without of some union member or third party telling you your not allowed you, its your business, not the Government’s, thank you, National for bringing back People Power.

  9. mike 9

    Still in fear & smear attack mode eh pierson. Thought you may have switched tactics after it back fired so spectacularly during the campaign – but when its all you’ve got I guess you have to box on…

    Our business employs over 150 staff so we are unfortunately not covered by this bill but hopefully they will extend it next year

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Compliance strengthened for property speculation
    Inland Revenue is to gain greater oversight of land transfer information to ensure those buying and selling properties are complying with tax rules on property speculation. Cabinet has agreed to implement recommendation 99 of the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final ...
    2 days ago
  • Plan to expand protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins
    The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash ...
    2 days ago
  • Cameras on vessels to ensure sustainable fisheries
    Commercial fishing vessels at greatest risk of encountering the rare Māui dolphin will be required to operate with on-board cameras from 1 November, as the next step to strengthen our fisheries management system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Fisheries Minister ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Greatest number of new Police in a single year
    A new record for the number of Police officers deployed to the regions in a single year has been created with the graduation today of Recruit Wing 326. Police Minister Stuart Nash says the graduation of 78 new constables means ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax
    New Zealand is pushing on with efforts to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax, with the release of proposed options for a digital services tax (DST). In February Cabinet agreed to consult the public on the problem ...
    2 weeks ago