Friday, March 29, 2024

David Farrar: More claims against Tana

Stuff continues to break stories about Green MP Darlene Tana. The TLDR version is:

* A migrant claiming they are owed $25,000 and were sometimes paid under the table

* A second worker has also lodged an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) claim for lost wages

* E-Cycles NZ had lost two previous ERA claims by former staff members.

* In August 2023, Tana’s husband told staff their wages would be paid late due to cashflow issues, while he was holidaying in Europe

* Membership has been suspended from Waiheke Boat Club due to unpaid costs

* 12 Personal Properties Security Register against Tana or E-Cycles NZ

* IRD withdrew liquidation proceedings against the company in May 2023 after agreeing a settlement

* A process server on Friday served a Statutory Demand on Friday after E-Cycles had still not paid the about $30,000 they were ordered to give to former employee

* Other former staff say they are owed wages and/or were paid late

* Disgruntled customers say their refunds have not been processed

* A former staffer has offered to brief Chloe Swarbrick

I think it is fair to conclude this issue isn’t going away anytime soon.

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Anonymous said...

So the Green party knew that they were committing a criminal offense paying people cash implies they are evading tax and evading GST etc.
By not reporting that they are also committing a criminal offense.
Why are the authorities implying that tax is a voluntary event or is this restricted to the Left of the world.

Anonymous said...

Labour is trying to rebuild their power base and that means destroying the greens. Before the election they needed them. Now they need their supporters to stay alive. Expect a continued media assault on the greens until they are destroyed.