Workers pay the penalty for one-way flexibility: The Ross Gittins Article Everyone Is Talking About

Ross Gittins, is The Sydney Morning Herald’s Economics Editor, has a piece in todays edition Workers pay the penalty for one-way flexibility

Often when politicians talk about reforms, they mean economic reforms, and they are rarely in the best interests of the workers, their families or the communities. The Work Choices elections should have taught us that, when ever big business wants to make working conditions more flexible, it usually means for them, and not the employees.

Now, big business in Australia is rushing headlong into eliminating all meaning from the weekend although, and we can celebrate being a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week society, where no one ever gets a break.

Here is part of what Gittins had to say in that article:

This is a classic case of business people, economists and politicians urging on us a mentality that prioritises the economic – the material – over the other dimensions of our lives. Yet again, no one pauses to ask what these reforms will do to our relationships.

Why is it the politicians who bang on most about the sanctity of The Family are also those most inclined to make family life more difficult?

Read more . . .

text by @redglitterx
additional text by Ross Gittins, and, is in no way intended to imply that Gittins would in anyway endorse the contents of this blog, he might, but I couldn’t be sure

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2 Comments to “Workers pay the penalty for one-way flexibility: The Ross Gittins Article Everyone Is Talking About”

  1. I’m not religious, but for thousands of years people have recognised that:

    “Man does not live by bread alone.”

    Australia is currently on a path that puts Humanity a second to the Economy.

    The Right is wrong.

    Turn Left, Australia!

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