Alliance has revealed that the CEO of WINZ has spent $25,000
making videos of herself at the taxpayers expense.
November 1998 five videos have been made at a total cost of
25,683 a parliamentary question asked by Grant Gillon has
'One of these videos featured Christine Rankin
alongside Martin Luther King and Ghandi, I shudder to think
how the other videos portray Christine Rankin,' Alliance
Social Security spokesperson Grant Gillon said.
$25,000 is on top of all th e other conference expenses WINZ
has used taxpayers money for. It is also just the production
cost and not the distribution costs.
'Rankin says she
considers this method to be one of the most effective ways
to communicating to large numbers of staff across the
country. Has she never heard of email, faxes or
'I suspect that a video is a more glamorous
method of communication that fits nicely with Christine
Rankin's preferred management style than an! y cost
effective way to informing staff.
'The merger of WINZ has
resulted in worse customer service, redundancies and
'WINZ has been denying benefits to
the poorest people in New Zealand while at the same time
spending up large promoting itself.
'I suspect this
extravagant spending will not stop until Christine Rankin is
fired,' Grant Gillon
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