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Industrial relations (1 Viewer)

Industrial Relations

There was supposed to be dancing in the streets of [/FONT]Iraq[FONT=&quot] when their Iraqi
dictator was taken out of the picture. But since then, Iraqis of different
social levels have continually made the same statement on our national
“We want democracy. But we don’t want the American democracy that demands deregulation of the laws that protect our country’s society and wealth, and insisting a county’s wealth to be privatised under the control of foreign

Does that sound very familiar?

Maybe it is because the Iraqis have been able to watch the sell-out of
Australian wealth and culture to foreign multinationals over the past
fifty years. Could they also have noted that [/FONT]Australia[FONT=&quot] has become the most
foreign penetrated country in the world, in particularly by the American

Who do these new Industrial regulations really benefit?

The sell-out of the nation’s communication system into foreign control and
their recent notice of a catastrophic loss of jobs impending and the closure
of any or all non-profit areas of operations, is not healthy for
employment. The proposed deregulation of quarantine laws to permit cheap and possibly diseased produce into the country, further adds to unemployment.
The so-called Free trade agreement must be considered a joke, for legal
action was planned by the international pharmaceutical company’s legal teams before it was signed, should there be a protest against the pharmaceutical company’s demands.

Howard and Costello are demanding we accept these reforms because they are
good for the economy and the national interest. But when ‘national interest’
is defined, it relates only to government and corporate operations. It has been suggested that under succeeding governments there has been a continuos growth in the level of impoverishment among the workers and pensioners, more so, it has also been suggested, that under the Howard and Costello partnership it has increased beyond what existed during the great depression.

How can this be, when we are continually being told of how rich [/FONT]Australia[FONT=&quot]
is and yet the government is selling it to every corporate shark that wants to
own some of it?

So it may be correct to suggest that these industrial reforms, irrespective of what laws are said will be in place to protect the workers and people,
will ultimately give total control over the workforce to the companies?

However! Before one can argue against the Howard - Costello new industrial
reforms, it maybe best to examine the interest the government really has in
the welfare of the Australian workers. Attention needs to be drawn to the
recent event where Costello took approximately six hours to give permission
for a well-known international corporate shark to take control of Western
Mining Resources; one of the richest uranium mines in the world, should they win the take-over bid.

He had been assured and guaranteed by that corporate shark that all government mining and export regulations would be adhered too. It is strange that he did not ask for or receive any assurances that the rights, benefits and entitlements of the workers would be guaranteed and protected.

So in reality, are these reforms we have to have the final stage of
[/FONT]Australia[FONT=&quot]’s decent into corporate subservience to meet the multi – national
corporations’ agenda towards global dictatorship?

We should not ignore the number of companies that have gone into liquidation
and taking millions of hidden dollars or have moved operations off-shore to cheap labour countries since these reforms have come into place. And
the number of people that have become unemployed or had their working
conditions down graded, including salaries since these reforms have come into place. Then there is the fact that these same corporations are seeking government permission to import cheap labour into this country.

The Australian people, particularly the workers and pensioners, should not
forget that only just recently the Australian government was finally
recognised for its service to corporate commerce and finance by the American
Public Service Association.

No more need be said.[/FONT]