Whale Oil has highlighted the shocking hypocrisy of the EPMU (Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union), who have fired their employee Shawn Tan, claiming he was on a "probationary contract".
The EPMU slammed the idea of a probationary period, angrily claiming that changes to workers rights would drive down wages, and it was "an attack on Kiwi values of decency and fairness in the workplace”.
National secretary Andrew Little claimed "there's never been a place in the world or a time in history where living standards and wages rose on the back of eroding work rights..." EPMU-funded Prime Minister Hillin Cluck labelled the plan "completely daft".
"EPMU - Proudly Representing New Zealand workers"
- EXCEPT the ones the EPMU employs themselves!?!
The EPMU have followed the totalarion doctrime of their Labour masters, in adopting and enacting that same "daft" contract on Shawn Tan, as well as breaking basic Human Rights legislation in discriminating against Tan because of his political beliefs.
Tan was suspended from his job at the union last month, after being announced as the #10 ranked candidate on ACT's party list. The EPMU sacked him on Tuesday night after four meetings, but Tan is considering legal action against the union for his unfair dismissal.
Posted at 6:42 pm