42597Re: Bastard Boys and dialectics
- May 17, 2007"glparramatta" wrote:
> But what are Bob's view on Rudd's ``WorkChoices Lite'' and the ALPAll nonsense aside, these are good questions.
> support for secret ballots and its strike ban? On the ALP's support
> for open slather uranium? His sucking up to the big mining
> corporations and his appointment of a major capitalist as his
> ``business advisor''?
Interestingly, today seems to be a rare pause in what has
increasingly seemed to become a nonstop ALP march to the right.
From The Australian:
Labor's contract escape clause
Steve Lewis and Matthew Franklin
May 18, 2007
EMPLOYEES may be given the legal right to break individual work
contracts and return to award-based conditions under Labor's future
industrial relations system.
Labor industrial relations spokeswoman Julia Gillard last night left
the door open for the radical move, but admitted there were legal
matters and other "complexities" to be ironed out.
Of course there is plenty to be critical of, but the basic idea of
ripping up individual contracts and going back onto awards seems to
be there. A pleasant change.
I still have to say that I despise Rudd with what is for me a rare
passion. He makes me think of Billy Hughes and all the other Labor
rats of the twentieth century. I suppose that's almost a hopeful
thought, in that at least some of these scum were forced out by
opposition within the ALP.
But still this hideous little bastard is quite likely to be the next
Prime Minister - and what the hell are we going to do about him?
At least he's not John Howard.
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