The Trusts is ‘not being responsible’
THE TRUSTS REJECT LIVING WAGE
With the $1 million they give away to the community each year, I would say that they make enough profit to pay a living wage. I actually thought that they were already paying the staff a living way
DAUD MOHAMMED Glendene
I have always supported The Trusts but I am now considering not doing so as they have three liquor outlets in the Massey area, which is unnecessary as they are within short distance of each other. Now ‘‘a living wage’’ for staff comes up. It seems at a community level they are not being responsible.
What is the living wage? Isn’t it some fancy number dreamt up by someone. Surely if wages go up then the employer raises their prices to maintain their profit.
Meanwhile the person with the new pay rise pays more tax and then has to pay more for their purchases. I would suggest people taking on more skills or increasing their worth to the employer. Although, do not start me on the monopoly that The Trusts has.
We all know their main profit comes from the pokies. And who puts the most money in them?
The people who can least afford it, that’s who.
RISE IN ROBBERIES
These are the robberies which are reported. Some people do not bother to report them. How will this Government deter this lowlife to commit more crimes?
There have been several articles regarding fines resulting from breaking various laws relating to vehicle regos, WOFs, speeding. Car registrations and WOFs are needed to keep vehicles safe and maintain a database for the same reason. Speed signs are there to promote safer road usage. We all have a free choice. Obey the rules or risk getting caught, and getting a fine.
Please explain Mayor Phil Goff for the $45 million spin spend by 234 spin doctors working for Auckland Council. Surely the communists no longer threaten us so why the overkill?
DOG WHISTLE POLITICS
I have just read Mr [John] Tamihere’s column lauding praises on the new coalition Government’s first days in office.
I note he refers to ‘‘dog whistle’’ politics from the Act Party attributed to as having the three-strikes law passed into law.
However, I would refer Mr Tamihere to an earlier report this week that it was none other than Winston Peters of NZ First Labour’s ‘‘dog whistle’’ coalition partner - that first mooted the idea of the three-strikes law.
Note Mr Peters has been very quiet on this axing of the law – I wonder why?
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