Remember the Ports of Auckland lock-out? The bosses tried to starve out 300 workers and their families to push through contracting out, which would cut $6m a year out of its wage bill/their pay packets.
The workers won.
So, the bosses spent $33m trying to get a $6m a year ‘saving’. It’s the ratepayers of Auckland who end up bearing that cost. Time to sack the managers who wasted that money. Honestly, what are we paying these morons – who think it’s good business to try to fire all your workers and hire them back on less pay and then, having spent all the projected ‘savings’ from impoverishing your workers, fail to actually achieve your goal?
What we need is management that views workers as human beings with families, not costs to be cut. And management that understands that when you take on the workers united in a union, you’re going to get your arse kicked.