Protests over changes to IR Act


November 15, 2005 2:05 PM

The government is in the midst of proposing changes to the Industrial Relations Act. As a tax payer and an employee of an Australian company I should be more worked up about it. But I’m not. As I write this, thousands of ppl are winding up their street protests over in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Thousands more are currently still protesting here in Perth.

Some main concerns as listed out by the Australian Council of Trade Unions are: lower minimum wages, and laws making it easier for employers to sack ppl. It’s a dry topic indeed but it affects every person that is a part of the labour force in this country. Here is the ACTU’s site, and here is the Federal Government’s site.

And to whoever holds an incorrect image of librarians being meek, CW is proving you wrong by being out there right now in the blazing heat protesting and I’m in here in air-conditioned comfort.

Oh yeah, maybe that’s why I’m not worked up about it. Shame on you Mooi! 😉

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