90 Day right to sack and toothless climate control legislation made it a shit week to be a worker or mother Earth
So this week the Government brought in new rules to stop unions from entering work places while handing bosses the right to sack anyone for anything within the first 90 days. This expansion of power by the bosses wasn't originally backed by the Minister of Labour Kate Wilkenson, but John Key decided to give ACT, the far right party of hypocrisy a bone.
National is allowing ACT who wouldn't mind legalizing slavery for corporate profits to determine our labour laws and they seem to be allowing ACT to determine our environmental policy with the signing off of an ETS that is so weak and meaningless it makes the decision by the company owning Pike River Coal to not front at the inquiry because they've spent all their money look like a brave decision based on courage.
The climate change law that National have passed has no mechanism to measure the 50% reduction in emissions, all it does is hand the dirtiest, filthiest polluters massive pollution subsidies until 2050! The Arctic will be ice free before NZ polluters pay for the full cost of their pollution.
When National weren't screwing workers and Mother Earth this week, they were screwing the rest of us by allowing the Secret Intelligence Service to hold their requests for more powers in secret this week. These are additional powers above and beyond the Search and Survillence powers that the State will give every Government Department to spy on us without warrants.
Whanau, I know that bullshit stories inspired by right bloggers with deep links to National about Phil Goff getting rolled are all terribly exciting, but when the mainstream media have finished doing the bidding of the Governments spin doctors, could any of them take some time out to examine the vast expansion of police powers that are being pushed through with as little debate as possible?
Or does that require too much research beyond clicking on Kiwiblogh?