Thu, 06 Dec 2012 6:43p.m.
The Government is taking legal advice on introducing a criminal charge of corporate manslaughter.
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12/12/2012 12:23:15 a.m.
Hey Mike - how do you expect New Zealanders to live then? If we're not allowed to work because of governmental H&S failures, and we're not allowed to jump over the ditch due to wage restrictions, what ARE we supposed to do? I'd move to Oz in an instant if I had the capital. Too bad I'm stuck on less than minimum wage...
10/12/2012 8:27:56 a.m.
Sorry John, every one has choices - if you are prepared to risk killing yourself in return for a wage, and your union is also prepared to let this environment exist (as did the union at Pike River), then it is a bit rich to complain when the proverbial hits the fan. The miners have been very noisy about the greener pastures available over the ditch, so I would have thought that was one option available to anyone who thought their safety was being compromised. If the union had stood up on their hind legs, no one would have had their employment seriously jepordised. Of course the employer should have sorted things out, but personal responsibility appears to be a foreign concept in good old Godzone. How about looking after your own interests, rather than playing the victim? People are quick enough to moan about "nannny state" interfering in their lives, but they are also quick to blame the government when it doesn't protect them from their own failings. I guess it is easier to do that than to take responsibility for your own destiny...
8/12/2012 7:54:02 p.m.
Yeah, would that mean when a sensitive claimant commits suicide as a result of ACC denying counselling hours - ACC will be held accountable for their decision??
As ACC barely follow DRSL directions now I cannot see this charge of corporate manslaughter will improve their illegal operations :(
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