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CTU to see lawyers over Hobbit decision – report

July 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm by xoanon  - 

From the NZPA: The Council of Trade Unions will seek legal advice on challenging an Ombudsman’s rejection of its bid to get a copy of the Crown Law opinion on last year’s industrial dispute over the filming of The Hobbit. In a final decision, Ombudsman David McGee rejected appeals from the CTU and Radio New Zealand and said the legal opinion should remain secret, Radio New Zealand reported. Last year, the Government said the Crown Law opinion confirmed that by law, film producers could not enter into union-negotiated agreements with actors who were independent contractors.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, New Zealand on July 3, 2011 by