Massive media blitz backs up Finsec petition

The message that the government needs to step in to protect bank workers jobs has been all over the media this week.

Finsec launched a nationwide radio advertisement that has played throughout the week on commercial and talkback radio stations.

Green MP Sue Bradford has been out there promoting our campaign too in her weekly column in the Truth and she also asked a question in parliament to Bill English about out petition.

Finance Minister Bill English’s answers are revealing. His response was that conditions are unlikely to be imposed because the guarantee scheme is too important and it would be dangerous for banks to be removed.

We too support the guarantee scheme and don’t want to see banks exiting it – and don’t see that conditions on employment mean that banks will have to exit the scheme.

Finsec Campaigns Director Andrew Campbell says that he anticipates that banks will change their actions in order to stay in the scheme, rather than exit to free themselves up to cut jobs. “A range of options could be available if jobs are cut – including some sort of review process or penalty that allows banks to retain their guarantees.”

Listen to the Finsec job security radio ad here
http://www.finsec.org.nz/

Read Sue Bradford’s Truth column here:
http://blog.greens.org.nz/2009/05/06/bradfords-truth-banks-and-bangalore/

Watch Sue Bradford’s question and Bill English’s answer on YouTube here:

More media coverage on our campaign this week:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/__data/assets/audio_item/0003/1937109/ckpt-20090505-1741-Bank_workers_union_wants_local_jobs_protected-m048.asx

http://www.radionz.co.nz/__data/assets/audio_item/0006/1937148/ckpt-20090505-1810-Banking_workers_union_wants_jobs_guarantee-m048.asx

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/2385864/Keep-Kiwi-jobs

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