“Greenpeace in Chaos as Staff Revolt Against Management”
Greenpeace is in turmoil after more than 40 staff signed a letter calling two of the group’s most senior officials to resign. The group faced ridicule last month after it emerged that Husting chose to regularly fly between his home in Luxembourg and work in Amsterdam, leaving a massive carbon footprint.
NL Times reports that staff members have now penned a letter to Husting and Greenpeace director Kuni Naidoo, calling for Husting’s sacking and also urging Naidoo to “consider his position”, adding that only their departure can repair the damage they have caused the environmentalist group.
The letter has spread among the group’s employees and has now been signed by almost all important campaign leaders and senior staff. Only Dutch director Sylvia Borren is missing, as she believes that dismissal is unnecessary.
Staff are also angry at Husting’s salary, believing it to be far too high. At €6,075 (£4,790/$8,170) a month, staff members say that the amount is “multiple times the average income and a lot of money for most of our supporters”.
The letter adds that there is no way for the group to recover its reputation unless both Husting and Naidoo go, as keeping them on will continued to undermine their credibility.
I hate to be the one to break it to the letter’s signatories, but Greenpeace’s “credibility” has already been significantly undermined. By the co-founder of Greenpeace.
But then, that’s just nitpicking. Because I hate the earth and such. And probably racism.
The one good thing to come out of all this, as I noted on Twitter, is that we can all sit back and giggle as protesters try to figure out a way to chain themselves to the air.