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WorkChoices Mk 2

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2013, 11:32

Geoff Pearson ‏@GCobber99 3m

Coalitions Mr Robb has come out this morning flagging that Coalition will attack penalty rates they will be gone under Abbott
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Re: WorkChoices Mk 2

Postby Lefty » 14 May 2013, 21:29

Yup - one step on the road back to serfchoices. It's in their DNA. This is my fear if they win - not only will they take an axe to the budget, they will attack basic working rights on the premise of making it easier for business to do business in challenging times. Such an approach broadly applied to the labour force won't work the way they think it will - the same workers who then get their incomes squeezed are also the consumers of firms output, leading to negative impacts on consumption, doing more harm to business than benefit, not to mention falls in the standard of living.

Early capitalists tried this as a standard approach for a long time, leading to (a) savage cycles of boom and bust, and (b) social unrest and turmoil and the rising popularity of figures like Karl Marx. Imposing austerity and stepping on the rights of working people is an inhumane, fucking lame-brained and ultimately self-defeating approach, an act of total negligence and gross stupidity - which is why we can be reasonabley certain that the fibs would go ahead and do it.
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Re: WorkChoices Mk 2

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2013, 21:44

There was an analysis I read, Abbott’s IR policy sounds innocuous but isn’t when you look at the fine print.
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