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Beware of a populist backlash, unions warn

Friday 11 Oct 19 12:00pm

Richard Wagstaff … workers understand the need for change

NEW ZEALAND risks a Brexit-style populist backlash if it mishandles decarbonisation of the economy, unions are warning.

“We haven’t done change well in the past, and lots of working people have learned to fear it,” Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff told business leaders this week.

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