Monday, May 14, 2012

Workin' for the man.

In the Socialnistic paradise known as New Zild, workers have all the power and hold up progress all the time. Just ask the Employer's Federation.

But now the poor oppressed and demeaned persons trying to make an honest dollar have got friends in the gubblement. Soon employers will be able to opt put of collective agreements across workplaces and if there are any collective agreements discussions , the employers can walk out of them. They will only use these powers for good.

The creation of fiefdoms can only be useful for New Zild as we hasten after the economic sparkle ponies, like Greece has. Yet this will disappear from most people's attention span, pretty quickly as they do the Kiwi thing and shut-up-because-they-know-what's-good-for-them.

It's a brave new world my friends.

SMUTDATE: Balls were dropped yesterday when the guys from Business New Zealand were the only people to be found to argue in favour of the rumoured employment-law changes, for values of "argue" that include "bullshit". Meanwhile Labour Minnyster Kate Wilkinson was denying the authenticity of the proposals.

To be fair, at that point they might not have been handed to her.

Sadly, NZ electoral laws do not include the option of a Recall Election.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Sadly, NZ electoral laws do not include the option of a Recall Election.

Is there a "torches and pitchforks" option?

Another Kiwi said...

Wilkinson is a treasure, ain't she? I heard her say that it would result in higher wages. Good times, my friends.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Most disputes that get to a very protracted level of dispute have been bargaining around about nine, 12 months or even longer than that. And that's the sort of period of time that you get to before employers reach the view that they've done it to death, there isn't a deal to be had."

"And if you haven't starved out the workers by then, what use are negotiations anyways", thought Mr Lowe.

Smut Clyde said...

I particularly liked the part where the chairman of an organisation representing business interests explained that employees do not need organisations representing their interests. His actual argument -- that if employees are skilled and hard-working, business will naturally pay them decent wages anyway -- was just icing on the cake. OOPS that's not a cake.

M. Bouffant said...

Two-edged: Recalling got Calif. the Goobernator.