A slightly off-topic post but I’m steaming. Union employee Shawn Tan is currently undergoing disciplinary proceedings with his employer due to the fact that he has decided to stand as a candidate in the upcoming general elections in New Zealand.
Bear in mind that unions in New Zealand have a long history of involvement with the Labour party – so what’s the problem here? Only that Mr Tan decided to stand for the right-leaning Act party.
I’ve long thought that unions were one of the last bastions of the old days of rabble-rousing and professional protestors this sort of carry on does nothing to reduce that perception.