On Sunday 18th July 2010 approximately 300 trade unionists protested outside the National Party
Conference held in Auckland over the weekend in protest against the attacks on
union and workers rights since National took power after the November 2008
Finance Minister, Bill English, delivered the National governments
second budget. There were no real surprises as most of the content of
the budget had been well signaled in the run up to the budget. This
budget was very much a class based budget- a budget for the rich - paid
for by you!
The Finance Minister, Bill English, at a post budget speech to a Christchurch business meeting announced that the government is considering the part-privatisation of Kiwibank. Bill English was no doubt euphoric from delivering a budget for his rich mates that he thought he could be more honest about the government's intentions to sell our state assets.
Written by Socialist Appeal Industrial Correspondent
to the PSA “Budget 2010 does little to improve prospects for public
sector workers and delivery of public services... expect further
restructuring tighter restraints and the steady erosion of public
services. Job losses will continue....”