good faith

No right turn and buzzandhum have good posts about National’s declaration that good faith from employers means employees are fine and won’t be exploited, forced into giving up a week of holidays, or generally screwed over in employment contracts. Buzz in particular has a really nice example of what unions do in negotiating collectively (= it is possible to win some changes) vs what happens if you try to negotiate alone (= ignored – “take it or leave it”).

This government sucks. Brazenly. One presumes the media are still tame and suckful, to allow it.

Oh, and as a side note, Morgue notes that hey, it still isn’t too late to do something about climate change before life as we know it is doomed and all, but we need to do it NOW, but under this blind fathead Key, it seems pretty hard to imagine New Zealand playing any role in that. Which is really rather dispiriting. And frankly, embarassing.

2 Responses to “good faith”

  1.   morgue
    March 24th, 2009 | 4:28 pm

    Currently I’m trying to trick myself into being positive about climate change response, because the alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.

    It is… difficult.

  2.   Richard
    March 26th, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    Disheartening also to read the responses in places like the Herald forums (I know, but still…). The retarded climate change deniers seem to be growing in number while the wishy-washy types are busy going “Why should NZ bother doing anything? We’re such a small country and it won’t make a difference”. That’s like saying that it was just peachy for ordinary Germans to turn a blind eye while their leaders were busy stuffing “undesirables” into ovens.