What have the unions ever done for us?

Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, October 25th, 2007 - 6 comments
Categories: workers' rights - Tags:

(Hat tip: Robert Owen – via comments)

6 comments on “What have the unions ever done for us?”

  1. TomS 1

    I hope they read this site at Labour HQ in Wellywood – because a variation of that would be an election winning ad right there…

  2. Robert Owen 2

    I thought the same

  3. all_your_base 3

    Cheers Robert, nice find.

  4. Simon 4

    Yay, life of brian is a great movie indeed!

  5. Monty 5

    I just watched it – and thought what a crock – how sad that benefits that governments introduced many decades ago are what unions now rely upon going forward.

    Labour are about to lose the 2008 election as NZ sweep National into victory despite your lies and mis-information.

  6. Tane 6

    Monty, those work rights weren’t just given by governments, they were fought for by unions, became commonplace in collective agreements and were finally enshrined in legislation after decades of struggle.

    These rights are also constantly at risk from attack – National has already said it wants to reduce the ability of workers to bargain collectively, privatise ACC, make the fourth week of annual leave saleable and remove protection from unfair dismissal during the first 90 days of employment.

    It’s the job of unions to protect these work rights and to keep pushing forward for better wages and conditions. That seems pretty relevant to me.

    Which lies and misinformation are you talking about anyway?

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