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juliar
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Shorten and the unions go down the drain
Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:44pm
 
The clock is ticking to the demolition of Bill Shorten's corrupt Commo Unions after Mal takes out the election and Shorty is deposed as "leader" of the devastated Labor Party.

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Oh shucks what will I do now I have lost the leadership of the ALP to...



The state of the union(s): how a perfect storm weakened the workers' voices
Author Sarah Kaine April 21, 2016 6.14am AEST

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Just after the second world war, union membership was almost 65% of the workforce. Now it is just 15%. Wikimedia Commons

With the Senate again rejecting the government’s bill to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has the triggers he needs for a double-dissolution election on July 2. Unions will be a key issue in the campaign. In a series starting today, we take a close look at the history of trade unions in Australia, their political links, why their membership bases eroded and where they need to go from here in order to be a relevant and constructive force in Australian working life.

The governance, conduct and purpose of trade unions in Australia have been the focus of much recent political debate, not to mention public expenditure. Given the level of interest, you could be forgiven for assuming Australia’s union movement is at the height of its power and, as such, a key political and economic issue.

But Australia’s union movement is facing a perfect storm. Union membership is at its lowest point since before federation. Only 15% of employees are union members in their main job. That number drops to 11% in the private sector.

This is a far cry from the peak of 64.6% in 1948 and the consistent minimum of close to 40% the union movement enjoyed continuously from 1913 to 1992.

Read the full gory story in the LINK.

https://theconversation.com/the-state-of-the-union-s-how-a-perfect-storm-weakene...
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Reply #1 - Apr 26th, 2016 at 4:16pm
 
--> "FRUGAL COMFORT!"

Lib staff are just dumb!!
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Reply #2 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 12:52pm
 
Agreed, Shorten is a pretty pathetic dweeb ... however, he is almost certain to become the 31st PM ... given the self-destruction of the COALition side.

What a miserable bunch we have in Canberra!  Sad
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Reply #3 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 12:53pm
 
juliar wrote on Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:44pm:
The clock is ticking to the demolition of Bill Shorten's corrupt Commo Unions after Mal takes out the election and Shorty is deposed as "leader" of the devastated Labor Party.


Let me know how that works out for you   Grin
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Remember this one?  Grin

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Reply #5 - May 25th, 2019 at 9:41am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Oct 9th, 2018 at 12:53pm:
juliar wrote on Apr 25th, 2016 at 11:44pm:
The clock is ticking to the demolition of Bill Shorten's corrupt Commo Unions after Mal takes out the election and Shorty is deposed as "leader" of the devastated Labor Party.


Let me know how that works out for you   Grin


Pretty well actually. What is total humiliation like?
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