- Apr 18, 2006
IBEC have been canvassing quite blatantly to reverse Labour Law and the Government are colluding in it and trying their best to reduce wages (though not their own and their cronies') and reduce Social Welfare payments (this has already happened - No Xmas Bonus, Reduced Children's Allowance, etc.).
So, yeah, I'm talking generally. But this situation wouldn't arise if this hadn't been happening all over the place.
When did it become acceptable to reduce people's wages? What sort of one-sided shite is being spewed from our Media that convinces people that it's okay to accept a wage decrease or you'll lose your job? There are an awful lot of employers out there who are using this to their own, profitable, advantage at the expense of the people who create their profit for them. It's nothing short of blackmail.
And the Unions aren't being very helpful, Social Partnership is a joke, designed to do nothing but stop worker's striking by promising them piecemeal increases.
And even the Farmer's no longer like Parlon. That speaks volumes.
In general its hard to argue with any of that. I just wish it wasn't the sparks though. Its hard to have any sympathy with them given how they milked the celtic tiger for everything they good, then didn't declare a penny of it. I knew electricians driving porsches 7/8 years ago.
It was once one of the most lucrative professions to be in financially. Now that things are hard for them, they're crying like babies.
And they placed a picket on Cadburys, causing them to have to place all their staff on protective notice. The union instigating the strike don't even have any members in Cadburys. David Begg seemed caught off guard when Sharon threw that one at him on the 6 news last night.