The Trusts is ‘not be­ing re­spon­si­ble’

Western Leader - - EDUCATION & TRAINING -

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.

AN­GELA HO­MAN

Massey

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.

DANNY CLEVELY

Ti­ti­rangi

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?

JAI PRAKASH

Block­house Bay

TRAF­FIC FINES

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.

ERIC STRICKETT

Massey

SPIN DOC­TORS

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?

ROBERT MAG­GIE

New Lynn

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?

STU­ART GOULDIE

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Liv­ing Wage cam­paign­ers tar­get The Trusts.

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