Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chalk and Cheese

I see someone of the 'uber right' is bewailing the National Party's handling of industrial relations.

A little bit of cool headed perspective might show a different story

Air New Zealand is flying.

Qantas is grounded.

Current policies have ensured minimal time and wages lost to strikes.

Labour's IR policy just announced will reverse that happy state of affairs.

Adolf well remembers the mid 1970s when the Australian unions were running amok under the Whitlam administration. There were so many strikes on in Sydney that some enterprising person set up a 'dial a strike' service for those who could not be sure from day to day what was and what was not operating.


Psycho Milt said...

Qantas has been grounded by a strike? Which universe is that happening in?

As to the differing effects that the Australian approach to industrial has compared to NZ's, look no further than the movement of NZ's labour force to Oz. The workers are voting with their feet.

Anonymous said...

The 70's? Is that when you were growing your hair long Adolf? For shits sake rave about todays issues if you really must rave.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon 5.24

Matter of fact no. Unlike you I was not one of the easily led sheep. My hair was always, short, neat and tidy.

PM I don't think I mentioned the word 'strike.' But just for you, the universe to which you allude is Australia.

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