Chris 'Sauron' Finlayson promotes strike breaking Scabbits
Union criticises Nats over battling for Jackson
LATEST: The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says it is furious at Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson for "taking sides" in the debate over The Hobbit.
Mr Finlayson said yesterday that the Government had sought legal advice from the Crown Law Office confirming that The Hobbit producers had the law on their side in refusing to enter into a union-negotiated agreement with performers who were independent contractors.
CTU president Helen Kelly said that advice was biased towards Jackson and as a lawyer, Mr Finlayson would know that.
There’s trouble at Shire with Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris 'Sauron' Finlayson putting the boot into working Orcs by claiming Unions had no right to force Peter Jackson to enter into union-negotiated agreements. Strike breaking Hobbits should now be called Scabbitts, all dwarves should consider wild cat strikes and the Eye of Mordor should only work to rule.
Jackson’s claim that the only reason Hollywood are spending money here is because it is cheap is ludicrous because if all Hollywood want from us is cheap labour, then all 3 lord of the rings movies and Peter Jacksons entire career has been a vast waste of time because if he can simply move production to Eastern Europe where naturally hairy residents will save him on Hobbit feet make up, then NZs talent and quality mean nothing as we will always be trumped for cost elsewhere. Seeing as this franchise has already made billions for the company involved, Jackson is coming off like an angry Smaug the Dragon after finding out Bilbo Baggins has been in the treasure room removing a tiny trinket.
Peter, we all know what happened to the angry dragon, check yourself before you wreck yourself and give working class hobbits a fair deal.