Unions stirring up racial tensions yet again.
From Waatea News
The Council of Trade Unions is picking Maori and workers’ rights as issues for this year’s election.
The organisation has been in Rotorua looking at its political strategy and the future of the labour movement.
Sharon Clair, the CTU’s Maori vice president, says the cornerstones of the strategy are protecting and enhancing workers’ rights, stronger public services, and higher wages.
The role of Maori in the workplace is also important.
“We are the ones who are at the bottom of the rung, particularly Maori women, when it comes to income, and skill and qualification, and this is all of course a continuation of colonialism and the impact of that upon us in our development,” Ms Clair says.