Saturday, February 10, 2007

Newsflash: Debonair corporate shark in temper tantrum!


Read the background here.

From: C___ W___
Sent: Thursday, 8 February 2007 6:13 p.m.
To: Palmer, John - Chairman; Fyfe, Rob
Subject: Stop the cuts and outsourcing at Air NZ

The intention to outsource and contract out over 1,800 jobs at Air New Zealand to try and destroy unions there are the tactics of corporate bullies. Workers' livelihoods will be destroyed while highly paid corporate managers will be left to manage third party contracts with foreign companies whose employees will be paid far less. These companies will make their profits by effectively taking the pay of the existing workers, and distributing it to their wealthy foreign private shareholders. We demand that you halt these plans and respect the union rights of your employees.

C____ W_____

New Zealand

Dear C_____,

I am not aware of ever having met you and am not sure on what basis you are personally attacking me and labelling me a bully - an allegation I take seriously, particularly when published in an email.

Your email demonstrates a lack of understanding of the issues we are grappling with at Air New Zealand and it is identical to emails I have received from a number of other parties and is obviously therefore a form email. That you have not even had sufficient interest to add some original content to your email reflects little credibility on your demands which incidentally do nothing to advance the case of our
employees or the issues we are grappling with.

Yours sincerely . . . Rob Fyfe

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