Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

QR: Not Just 'Working Class' Jobs in Jeopardy

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

QR: Not Just 'Working Class' Jobs in Jeopardy

Article excerpt

IN his column in The Morning Bulletin (4/7) supporting the sell-off of state assets, David French branded a fellow traveller as a militant unionist because he had the words "dare to struggle, dare to win" printed on his T-shirt and he wore an incriminating frown on his face.

What evidence does Mr French have that the man is a militant unionist?

In view of the fact that the union movement played a major role in defeating the Howard Government and the draconian "Worstchoices" legislation, I would commend this man for proudly wearing the T-shirt.

Mr French reflects on the struggle of the "management classes" trying to retain loyal staff in the current economic climate. Is he of the opinion that a class society still exists in Australia?

Might I suggest that to retain loyal "working class" staff, he should reward them with higher wages and better work conditions?

But, of course, this would not conform with "management class" policy.

If the man described was a union delegate representing the workforce to be affected by Bligh's asset sale, then for sure he would have a look of concern on his face. …

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