More Time Needed for Talks on Foreshore and Seabed
Council of Trade Unions has written to the Prime Minister
seeking more time for public discussion on the foreshore and
seabed issue,” CTU president Ross Wilson said today.
meeting in Wellington of unions affiliated to the CTU has
called for adequate time and appropriate processes to ensure
that informed discussion, with respect and integrity, can
take place between whanau, hapu and iwi and the Government
which ensures a principled and just outcome,” he
Meetings are taking place up and down the country in
unions and communities, Ross Wilson said.
understanding of the issues is developing but more time is
needed to work through to a fair outcome.
“The CTU has
conveyed our concern to the Prime Minister and asked that
any legislation foreshadowed by the Government discussion
paper not be further considered until the processes of
public debate have been worked through.
possible options emerging in the discussions, and
terminating the consultation process on October 3 would be
premature and inflammatory,” Ross Wilson
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings together over 350,000 New Zealand union members in 40 affiliated unions. We are the united voice for working people and their families in New Zealand.
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