Interesting point in the papers ‘letters’ section this morning.
“Prime Minister Tony Abbott is said to be under pressure from his backbench to address ‘‘job-killing’’ weekend and holiday penalty rates. It is not shown that these penalty rates do kill jobs, as distinct from killing greater profits, but even if they do, that is a preferable choice to killing the little that is left of our time with family.”
The even bigger irony with this so-called debate on penalty rates is that whenever politicians are questioned about their generous pay rises, the response is always: ‘‘Well, we have to work unsociable hours that take us away from our families.’’
The Libs think it’s ok for us to lose our weekends, as long as they get paid well for their long hours.
We must stop this Coalition Govt from attacking working class conditions. We must defend what we have. Then, and only then, can we talk about productivity.