Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 4. 1969.
[letter to the editor by W. H. Clement]
The author of your column "Outside Left" does not seem to realise that it is possible to hold shares in an organisation and still be against the policies of the company's management.
Is the author aware that the Journalists' Union holds shares in the Wellington Publishing Company yet showed its support of the printers' lockout by terminaling the associate membership of three executives of the company who, during the strike, carried out work normally done by printers?
During the recent stoppage the Printing Union was supported by shareholders who are dissatisfied with both the management and tone of the Dominion-Sunday Times. Mr. Hirschfield's sympathy for the locked-out Union members was known to the Printing Union and the Labour Party and it Is hoped that as a result of co-operation between the union and shareholders it may be possible to bring about significant changes in the attitudes of the Wellington Publishing Company management.
We trust that this will be of some assistance in correcting the misleading impression created by your columnist "Outside Left".
W. H. Clement,
N.Z. Printing Union.