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The Green Chain

Television (Full Length) – 2011

E
Exempt
Men brought back their overalls that were wet with PCP and dioxins and the wives washed them.
– From the narration
It was never about compensation, but about finding out what can be done to make it better.
– Joe Harawira
OSH wasn’t around in those days ... The safety precautions were pretty rugged really ... now that we know what we know now.
– Joe Harawira
I believe that the primary reason that they were not listened to and taken seriously was because they were Māori. For Māori to complain about technical things, which they — by Pākehā assessments had no right in complaining about — of course they’re going to be dismissed ... and they were.
– Doctor Gary Hook muses on why the workers were ignored