Another one of the business big wigs attending John Key's 'Jobs Summit, is Fisher & Paykel chief executive John Bongard.
He'll no doubt be expressing his concern about keeping New Zealanders in jobs despite the fact that his company laid off some 430 workers in 2007 when it shifted most of his operations offshore to Mexico and Thailand - where wage levels are a whole lot lower.
Fisher and Paykel closed down its Mosgiel plant, showing little gratitude for the millions of dollars it had received from the good folk of the south in the way of generous rates relief.
Engineering, Printers and Manufacturing Union chief Andrew Little (yes, him again) once again travelled down the road signposted 'Least Resistance'.
Little's lacklustre response was to shrug his shoulders and observe that, well, 'that most exporting manufacturers in New Zealand are struggling with a high US-NZ dollar.' Perhaps realising he was making excuses for Fisher and Paykel, he went on to add that he did 'expect companies the size of Fisher and Paykel to work hard to keep jobs here.'
Stirring stuff indeed.
Little then went on to complain that he and the EPMU had not been been properly 'consulted' about the redundancies
Not that it would have made a blind bit of difference anyway, given Little's dismal track record. He was, for example, 'consulted' every step of the way by Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe when he was busy firing staff.
But the hopeless Little had more to say.
He warned Fisher and Paykel that he might just have to look to 'the international trades union movement for info and advice about conditions in Mexico and measuring conditions there against conditions here.'
What this was supposed to prove is anyone's guess but that's Little for you - why say anything real when you can just bullshit?
Of course there's now a possibility that John Key will help out his old mate John Bongard and bailout what remains of Fisher and Paykel in New Zealand with a truckload of taxpayer money.
John Bongard is on an annual salary of $1.2 mllion.