Thursday, July 07, 2005

Distant [industrial] relations

Here's our illustrious PM, on the radio this morning defending his new IR policy: "I don't know what circumstances -- beyond the Government's control -- will affect individual people."

Well, der, that's why you don't pass legislation that removes their few protections. Unless you're damn sure that more people are going to be better off than worse off. Where are the economic studies showing that there will be more jobs and higher pay? There are plenty that show the opposite. All we have is the PM's word for it, and you know that's worth the paper it's written on.

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