Agree Barry but after 30 years of nothing they have to do something, my view is that the industry participants with the most at risk continue do nothing other than moan about their bodies, frankly I have little sympathy for them
Their outcome is inevitable. SI racing in particular is stuffed.
NI is fighting back buy our lot down here are muppets, except Hokitika
Tom you are deluded if you think striking would achieve anything other than local job losses.
Striking only works from a position of strength or ability to hold to ransom, neither of which SI Racing is or can do.
Just read the Stipendiary Report and see the winner Uthor Bale has benn stood down for failing to pursue the lure. Reportedthat he turned his head when leaving the boxes. Watching the replay he did have a look to his right but didnt make contact with any other runner than or anytime during the race and went onto win by 5 lengths very harsh I thought. Your thoughts.
Pam if you think for a moment SI racing has a future you are in total noddy land, you industry participants have to act
Do nothing and you have more of the same
Frankly you folk amaze me with you total naievity, you sow you reap
Get out there are become a voice
So, on what grounds do we strike?
Queensland stakeholders struck to show their resistance to the POC tax and the way it was to be implemented...and that strike was able to change that.
A strike has to be about something specific that can be changed.
Charging around threatening strikes and hollering ' racing's fucked ' achieves what, exactly..?
Fair enough , striking should be done from a position of strength . Teachers done well out of it , they can really cripple a country though, no school then thats childcare problems , parents unable to go to work costs from every angle big time . Very tough for racing industry as public really not that onside , especially with some donation type issue going on they might not be sympathetic . I truly hope it comes right though .
My point is that for 30 years the in volved industry folk have done zippo, they have to now because their futures are fucked. NZ Racing is toast and industry submissions are tooth fairy stuff
Sadly I think the average involved person under rates what will happen. Pure disaster looms, it really is very bad
Striking probably will hurt some of the smaller outfits badly , if say the one meeting at Riccarton in June is targeted that will cost trainers there badly as closes in July .
I get its desperate for people , it may be the answer longer term but cool heads will need to plan it carefully . They don't care when a meetings cancelled so won't care if one comes up with no noms .It will be hard to get all on board , owners could be severely pissed off .
Seems to me some well thought out submissions , racing should let it take its course now and see how it heads . It's going to be a rocky few months heading to Sept with big issues for country , racing doing dough striking imho would be an error at this time .
getting rid of the racing board in the first bill and outsourcing the TAB, proposed new bet types, tax relief, off shore betting charges in the second bill.....these surely are in some cases already and will do in the future provide some financial benefits
What's the plan to boycott meetings , if running races here was making money why do they run an 8 race meeting in South and eliminate enough horses to fill 10 race card if every race a profit . Would there be a possibility the management might go sweet can you boycott more meetings as we can beem in Dustville Downs , and/or pump sports betting more .
How would a boycott work , whats the tactics ? would it damage the club boycotted .
It's kind of withdrawing labour from something hardly anyone in NZ cares about .
It could be taking a spud gun to a gun fight if strikers are not careful .
Agree Berri, but I continue to come back to square one - why aren't the participants up in arms, said years ago they should boycott meetings as it needs a drastic action to get results
Meantime they will be served what they don't want - outcome inevitable we will run ghost meetings, sad state
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