Sealord denies unknown carpet-bagger access to Nelson factory

Sealord denies Goff access to Nelson factoryFishing company Sealord is refusing to let Labour leader Phil Goff on to its Nelson fish processing factory today. The company is in the process of laying off 130 staff at the factory and Mr Goff had hoped to visit today with Service… [NZ Herald Politics]

Phil Goff, in a desperate bid to raise his subterranean profile by trying to stick his nose into the business of a private company.

Sensibly Sealord told him to sling his hook.

“…some of the workers had been keen to speak to me so it’s disappointing that the company feels that sensitivities are such that we can’t go on the job site today,” Mr Goff said.

“Essentially we wanted to be there to address any questions asked by workers, to express our sympathy and support for people who have been laid off through no fault of their own, and not having the opportunity to do that is regrettable but that is a call that the company has made.”

Sheeesh, hold a town hall meeting if you want to talk to drop-kicks.