Not for the first time, the Council of Trade Unions has over-gilded its lily.
It has put out a press statement to say:
On Sunday woman all over the globe will be marking international women’s day. The International Trade Union movement’s theme for the day is ‘Count us in’.
“On International Women’s Day we celebrate all women workers – those in paid and unpaid work. We honour working women heroes who have stood out as champions for women’s rights at work. We celebrate Kristine Barlett and the many thousands of caregivers who are at the forefront of the historic struggle for equal pay In New Zealand,” CTU Women’s Committee Co-convenor, Sheryl Cadman, said.
With regard to the first sentence, which woman all over the globe are they talking about?
Or – surely not – did they mean “women”?
If that be so, let’s be clear: many women all over the globe may well mark the occasion. But not all.
Mrs Grumble is among those who won’t be bothering.