A four-wheel terror for unions

If GM workers sign up to a deal compatible with global manufacturing conditions, miners and other manufacturers will have a precedent to remove union control. No wonder the ACTU is alarmed.

In a strange way I felt sorry for ACTU President Ged Kearney after her KGB interview. She is a genuine person caught in a new world and dealing with forces outside her historical nursing union experience. But in the process she is in danger of gambling with the jobs of many tens of thousands of Australians (KGB: ACTU's Ged Kearney, July 12).

Strangely it is the ALP that did much to take us into this new world first via floating the dollar (Paul Keating) and then by slashing tariffs (Julia Gillard and others).


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