What the hell is Howard up to now?

OK so John Howard has just announced a whole set of changes to the Australian labour laws. I wouldn’t exactly describe them as ‘worker friendly’ in fact ‘full scale attack on workers’ might be a better description. Basically, businesses with more than 100 workers will be excempt from unfair dismissal laws, changing the way the minimum wage is set, all national awards are to be reviewed, state labour laws will be evaluated and national legislation will be set in place.

Unions are suitably unimpressed. As are The Greens

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2 responses to “What the hell is Howard up to now?

  1. By making businesses with more than 100 employees exempt, Howard is effectively giving free reign to the multinationals, who will be under fewer restrictions than smaller (mostly Aussie owned) small businesses.

  2. Yay for globalisation! Australia’s first step towards becoming a sweatshop nation.

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