Roger Award nominations for the "worst transnational corporation" operating in New Zealand are now open, announces CAFCA. The Roger Award has run annually since 1997. No prizes for guessing whom it is named after. It's organised by CAFCA and GATT Watchdog, both Christchurch-based groups, who rotate the annual organisation.
New this year is an Accomplice Award. Criteria, other details and the nomination form are available on the CAFCA website in Word (52 KB) or PDF format (65KB).
The judges for 2007 are: Laila Harre, from Auckland, National Secretary of the National Distribution Union and former Cabinet Minister; Anton Oliver, from Otago, All Black and environmentalist; Geoff Bertram, from Wellington, a Victoria University economist; Brian Turner, from Christchurch, President-Elect of the Methodist Church and social justice activist; Paul Corliss, from Christchurch, a life member of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union; and Cee Payne-Harker, from Dunedin, Industrial Services Manager for the NZ Nurses’ Organisation and health issues activist. They will be given a shortlist of finalists. The winner(s) will be announced in early 2008 at an event in Christchurch. Previous winners:
Progressive Enterprises (2006)
Bank of New Zealand and Westpac (2005)
Juken Nissho (2003)
Tranz Rail (2002)
Carter Holt Harvey (2001)
Tranz Rail (2000)
Tranz Rail (1997)
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