The Prime Minister's being panned for his dismissal of the EPMU's job summit.
The summit will see unions, business and opposition parties look at ways to respond to what's being called a jobs and manufacturing crisis.
John Key's described Friday's event as a waste of time and says he wouldn't got to it even if invited.
Labour's finance spokesman David Parker finds that response sad.
"I think people will be disappointed to hear that despite the fact that we've got such a stagnant economy, that we're losing jobs in our export sector, the National Party isn't willing to engage in the solutions that we so plainly need."
Mr Key denies there's a crisis.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman says he needs to get out of Hollywood and into the real world.
"Now the Prime Minister might not want to be part of a mature, rational discussion about how we deal with jobs in the export sector and that's unfortunate - but the rest of us are going to have to that discussion and try to find those right kind of policy agreements."
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