The word is out that TGH are about to sack workers from their Hopu Hopu operations.
TGH wants to replace the current handful of workers with a private contracting firm.
We are mindful that if the contractors take over – that service quality is set to decline while costs will go up. Typical of TGH to pull something like this.
The real reason behind the firing is that the current workers are union members – which Mad Mike Pohio is dead against, and is willing to pay a premium to see these men go.
Wasn’t the aim of the Raupatu settlement and the return of land and assets to enhance opportunities for the people – our people? So why is Mad Mike Pohio sacking members of the tribe in order to hire expensive contractors from outside? It’s nothing more than a power ego trip being perpetrated by sick traitors. We’re not surprised.