Category Archives: Industrial Relations

Old unions call on regulator to block new ones

If you had any doubts that much of the Union movement is now the Establishment and almost as much the problem as the employer lobby, check out their reaction to the idea of another union, not part of their club, daring to represent some workers:

A NEW union founded by a one-time Greens candidate in Tasmania has been pounced on by an unlikely alliance of 16 heavyweight unions and an employer lobby group in an attempt to block its registration.

Isn’t it lovely when the unions and the employers can come together to block any real competition? Isn’t their insistence on a completely closed shop endearing?

Why should unsatisfied workers get in the way of such a beautifully co-operative arrangement?