The Budget is already costing jobs.
AirNZ has announced that it will be cutting flights. 80 jobs will go. The EPMU has said it will fight hard for the jobs. It’ll be tough to save them all.
Why is AirNZ cutting the flights? Not enough passengers. AirNZ was hoping for something for tourism in the Budget to boost demand, save the flights and save the jobs. There was nothing in the Budget for tourism.
Key likes to use his joke that he discusses tourism issues with the Minister of Tourism while shaving in the morning. Maybe he should spent less time being a joker. Maybe if he spent more time working on helping our largest export earner it wouldn’t be in such bad shape. Maybe then we wouldn’t be losing these jobs.
Maybe the Minister of Tourism should have a word with the man in the mirror.
If he doesn’t change his ways jobs will keep being lost.