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IR: the battle for the hearts and minds « Previous | |Next »
October 15, 2005

I left a fog-bound Canberra early Friday morning burdened with the Canberra flu bug. AS I was very feverish and had a splitting headache, so I was barely able to read the giveaway Canberra Times I had picked up as I was boarding the plane for Adelaide.

But I do remember seeing this Pryor cartoon about workplace reform:

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Pryor

Good eh. It shows what is at stake to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Australian citizens.

And I vaguely remember an op. ed .by John Warhurst about the Howard Government has been forced to openly side with the bosses to counter the effective union campaign supported by the ALP. Instead of governing for all of us the Howard Government is now openly seen as the party of capital fighting the party of labour.

Who said that class has disappeared or no longer mattered? What has happened to the moral middle class ? Or the conservative myth of the all powerful liberal elites and liberal media?

That means the struggle about IR is about increasing the profits for business at the expense fo labour not increasing productivity of labour.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 11:03 AM | | Comments (0)
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