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    belladonna
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    Squirter,i think it was a mistake to ever allow the railways to become so run down – imo,they should have continued to be used together with the roads.

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    Andrew Little did very well to achieve a 7% popularity in the new poll for prefered P.M., he certainly never comes across as a leader.

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    Great leadership from Andrew Little today standing with the workforce @Cadburys in Dunedin Andrew labelled “Mendalez Internationals corporate greed  behind this closure which will make 342? redundant. Will they get full redundancy entitlements?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Only if theve got a redundancy agreement written into their contracts

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    Correction 362 staff being made redundant. not 342 Shameful the  company tried to gag employees. Andrew Little drew attention to what this means for workers They need to be able to deal with this.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Sounds a lot like Andrew Little was there as the union representative rather than a Member of Parliament.

    Indeed it’s a blow for the Dunedin workers that are to lose their jobs.

    However, Wikipedia reports Cadbury has 71,657 (2008) employees which hardly fits into ‘Corporate Greed’.

    Was Andrew Little privy to the financial affairs of the Dunedin factory?
    Was the Dunedin factory making a profit or a loss?

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    Cadbury was making a profit mommabear, but fell dramatically when they started to use palm oil in their products. Consumers quickly divorced themselves from their product. The Company has the excuse that 70% of their products are exported to Australia, and it makes sense for them to produce it there.

    However these big overseas companies don’t give a stuff for our NZ workers.  😐

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    If people boycott Cadburys The multinational will shut the factory sooner further compromising the 362 staff.The Union are in their working for their staff and Andrew Little is doing  his utmost as a Leader and M.P. With other Dunedin M.Ps

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    I must admit my family is partially to blame for the closure as, when the flavour of dairy milk changed we switched to something else. Now it’s Waikato.

    You’ll note I’m a newbie to discussion groups and already I see lots of dissent but nothing like ‘what could be done to try to stop this happening again’.

    There are some interesting comments under http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/89590699/doing-it-for-greed-labout-leader-andrew-little-on-cadbury-factory-closure the stuff story.

    For example:

    “So is Andrew Little completely stupid? I mean I don’t want to see the factory closed and job losses either but there isn’t a large multinational in the world that won’t close a plant and manufacture elsewhere if they can make more profit….it is the whole point of them existing whether he likes it or not. They aren’t there to show goodwill to the local community. He has them confused with a not-for-profit organisation.”

    “Typical Little, he thinks it’s a charity, not a business. He’s still a unionist.”

    “And I love it how we all get outraged and love to kick a foreign owned company around for being greedy when some of our largest companies operating overseas are always looking to save costs and maximise profits in much the same way. But we don’t mind if the profits come back to NZ do we? Nope. Cadbury leaving does suck for Dunedin but calling them names as they walk out the exit is pointless, immature and two faced as a nation. Be a better leader Little by getting a team of people around you who will put you in a position to front foot issues and work on solutions. That will get you elected.”

    I disagree that it was great leadership from Andrew Little today standing with the workforce. I know he has a union background, but now that he’s the Leader of the Labour Party, he needs to toss that hat in the rubbish bin once and for all and to fully commit to his new position.
    If he’s to aspire to being Prime Minister, he needs to change his style and performance and very quickly raise his preferred Prime Minister percentage to at least the mid twenties. At the moment he’s in third place, way down at 7%.
    If a Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition eventuated in September, Winston Peters might be Prime Minister.

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    joybel
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    Welcome mommabear70 and thankyou for a new perspective on the Andrew Little Show. Maybe a unionist cannot change its spots.

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