Spent some of this afternoon at a rally in Geelong (along with about a quarter of a million others Aus-wide) protesting against the obnoxious IR reforms that the Liberal (read opposite of ‘Liberal’ – conservative) party are pushing through with their majority in both houses. Hopefully this might work out well in the end as it could galvanise Australian workers behind unions a bit more.
For the last howevermany years Enterprise Bargaining Agreements have meant that Unions have fought hard and collectively for decent working conditions which have then applied across the sector. A whole lot of people who either haven’t been involved with or have actively *whinged* about the Unions have benefited a great deal from this… and now they’re gonna realise just how much they gained from the system and how much they’re about to lose.
So y’never know… silver lining perhaps?