Having singlehandedly sabotaged some $2 billion dollars worth of the nation's export income they now beseech the populace to cease pointing fingers.
In a statement, the union says everyone wants the same thing, to have The Hobbit made in New Zealand, and it's time to put emotion aside and move forward.
An ANZ economist has estimated the cost of losing The Hobbit at $2 billion.
Maybe they could consider taking positive and corrective action.
They might prevail upon Graceless Kelly at the CTU to issue Sir Peter Jackson with a written indemnity against all industrial action in the film industry for a period of five years. That's about what it will take to get the business back where it belongs - not some damn fool penny ante increase in tax write offs.
Warners will simply calculate the value of an extra $60 million tax benefit against the cost of potential union damage at close to or more than $600 million. They will go where they can get stability even if it costs a bit more.
When you think about it, that's the same thought process that makes a typical Kiwi home buyer take a three year fixed mortgage rate of 6% when he could have had a floating rate of 5%. He is paying a premium for stability and certainty.
But that simplicity is beyond the socialists dreamers of Unionland and Greenland who are united in their envy and hatred of commercial success.
In one respect, Adolf actually hopes the movie is taken away from NZ. Such a calamity might give NZers the backbone to support government moves to strip the unions and their craven Labour Party political wing of their unbridled power to damage the nation.
It's time for John Key to do a Thatcher.