By @marc_newman on http://overland.org.au
The Accord gutted the union movement. The social peace and real wages decline so craved by the business community in the 1980s was achieved by demobilising the movement, removing any control at the workplace level over union decision-making, disciplining those who took exception to the strategy of real wage cuts embodied in the Accord, and demolishing the political basis for fighting unions.
Read the full article via The ACTU and ‘wage restraint’: a reply to Matt Cowgill | Overland literary journal.
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