The dismissal of an employee by KiwiRail has been vindicated by the Employment Relations Authority after his employment was terminated following the collision of a train he was operating.
Bernie Thorne was driving the Tranz Metro train when it crashed into a concrete stop block at Melling station with passengers on board.
Companies wanting more buy-in and less churn from their staff and who want to hire people they might not otherwise be able to afford could offer them a direct stake in the business.
Sharing the risks and rewards of a business is well established - with cooperatives at one end and company bonus schemes at the other.
It's human nature to think of life as linear. There's a starting point, a journey and then an end point. We're born; we live; we die.
This model is applied to many of the sub-journeys within our lives. We start school; we move through our education; we graduate. We start a job; we work; we retire.
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