Alliance proposal 'de facto compulsory unionism'
ACT Leader Richard Prebble says the Alliance proposal for good faith collective bargaining is dangerous nonsense. He says good faith is essentially in the mind of the person making the judgement, and difficult to prove.
"No doubt both Ansett (which says it's never made a profit) and the Pilots' Association (which says it's acting in the interests of its members) both claim to be acting in good faith. So which of the two parties does the Alliance claim is not acting in good faith?
"Policies that forbid an employer to talk to an employee except through a union appear to be motivated solely in favour of industrial muscle. The Alliance proposal is really de facto compulsory unionism, which will take New Zealand back 30 years," Mr Prebble said.