Roger Awards To Be Announced
The Winner Of The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 1999
will be announced on
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18TH
CATHEDRAL SQUARE, CHCH, 12 NOON (meeting point: in front of the Cathedral. It’s on, regardless of weather. From the Square, we will proceed to the winner’s building).
The winner will be announced by the chief judge
MAXINE GAY (president, NZ Trade Union Federation, Wellington)
The seven finalists are: News Ltd, which owns the INL media chain; WestpacTrust; Tranz Rail; Monsanto; Telecom; Waste Management and TransAlta.
The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational that has the most negative impact in New Zealand in each or all of the following fields: unemployment, monopoly, profiteering, abuse of workers/conditions, political interference, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, impact on tangata whenua, running an ideological crusade, impact on women, health and safety of workers and the public.
The other judges are:
Moana Jackson, Maori Legal Service, Wellington; and
Professor Jane Kelsey,