Hundreds of Australian journalists walked off the job yesterday in protest at Fairfax’s 550 planned job cuts.
Here in NZ journos employed by Fairfax and facing 160 job losses joined their Aussie counterparts in a wild cat strike.
Nah. They didn’t.
However, they did issue a press release via their union the EPMU. That must of got the bosses worried.
But it’s not their fault, it’s Labour’s. Despite the Employment Relations Act being a huge step up from National’s Employment Contracts Act, Labour’s law still fails to provide the right to strike over redundancies and outsourcing.
So the question is whether Labour will pick up its game and include the right to strike in its election manifesto or will National? Well, they’re always banging on about raising New Zealanders up to Australian standards…..