Ever growing numbers of workers aren’t playing the old game any more. Shawn Hattingh has a good piece over at znet documenting some of the moves permitted in the emerging new game. From â€˜bossnappings’ in France to occupations and full workplace takeovers and the adoption of self management systems in places as diverse as Scotland, China, Turkey, Greece, S Korea the list goes on, but not in New Zealand.
LWR was after all, a perfect example of a closure begging for a workers’ takeover.
If the answer to the above question is simply that New Zealand is too culturally conservative to even begin contemplating anything other than the old games and the old rules, then yesterday was already the time to quit navel staring and focus on possible future horizons.
If the new game gains an ever surer foothold across the world, New Zealand will increasingly be viewed as a once quaint but now dystopic, stultified anachronism adrift in a sea of radical, positive and ongoing changes.
Where is the discussion in NZ of the practicalities and possibilities so that the next time a LWR comes round we will be able to play the new game too?
Guest Post – Bill