Erollisi Marr - The Nameless

Go Back   Erollisi Marr - The Nameless > NON EQ Stuff (Real life, other games, etc.) > Steam Vent


Reply
 
Add/Share Add/Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
Misty
Do Not Disturb
 
Misty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,075
Default Royal Commission into Union Governance and Corruption

So Australian Labor Party ties with the union movement are being put under a spotlight. Last week aussies saw Leader of the Federal Opposition, Bill Shorten, (open 'Smack Down' on the front page, July 10th, 2015) get badgered over Labour Hire company donations for his campaign organiser's salary.

At the same time, the aussie Press reported that labour hire companies pre-allocate 90% of jobs recruitment to temporary work visa immigrants, and then pay union membership fees of these non-citizens without telling the resident australian union membership or the unions.

Of the 400,000 jobs created nationally over 3 years to 2014, in Australia, 380,000 jobs in that same period went to '457 Temporary Visa' work immigrants, who had been resident in Australia less than three years. About 50% of those immigrant workers were sponsored by Australian employers. Only 20k jobs of the 400k new jobs created in those 3 years were made available to Australian job seekers.

Labor Hire companies can thus decide who is a worker, who is not, and whom gets a job.

With this startling Royal Commission finding, comes the union management assertion that a union boss can accept campaign donations for their federal parliament candidacy from these Labor Hire companies, while the union is at the same time representing members. And negotiating their wages and conditions within the Labour Hire company's clientele ..without conflict-of-interest.

No wonder I cannot find a job.

The National Unemployment figure for Australians is several hundred thousand. Odd how that figure is a constant in view of the contradictory math. I cannot see it staying down for any length of time which is a subject that seems to avoid any public airing.

If you are an aussie citizen who is in the labour market looking for work then chances are you're not 'a worker' within the useful meaning of the term. As effectively applies to 'looking for work' vis-a-viz Labour Hire companies. Australia is screwing the body politik from both sides of the social map.

If your dues aren't paid, and you only subsist on social security, you do not exist to the unions. And apparently that's all the social equity, political voice, representation and due consideration that matters in a free labour market.

So who's to say who should be paying union dues (e.g. if you haven't got a job yet)?

The ethnicity of our various immigrant lineal descents is not at issue. But union memberships stacked with foreign worker votes 'owned' by corporate labour hire companies certainly present's a problem.

These companies aren't even aussie firms, they are offshore foreign-owned (if you can believe the hype). I have yet to be provided Job Placement service in the domestic Labour Market through a registered Job Services Provider (domestic Recruitment Agency), for example. Be aware in this discussion also that the Recruitment Agencies are entrepreneurial businesses operating in the Labour Hire market ..in a literal sense they operate 2 sets of books.

See what I meant earlier about being screwed from both sides of the map?

I presume multi-billionairess Gina Rinehart shares some onus. Peddling iron ore, she professes to be Australian. Its just a feeling.

Only one union has so far carried any onus for the corrupt practice of its governance. How humiliating it is that against overbearing social oppression with a nationwide civil scope, in hindsight, in the end, after the Royal Commission concluded, we rose to meet this challenge to our independence just that timorously. Australian society now virtually devours its own young.

Jobs simply are not being made available in a transparent way. They appear pre-destined for non-Australian figments... as if the unemployed Australian has no enfranchised right, as if market capitalisation and monopoly of the world takes precedence over Australian social equity in citizenship ..a moral panic ensues without review at the merest whiff of free choice.

Thank you, Australia for an impartial canvas of the inner workings of a Working Man's society. The one civil freedom guaranteed is instead a yoke to bear, to remain immutably locked down, on treadmills of Industry and Commerce. From our entry into the adult world. These are chains of servitude, on the promise written by faithless and greedy people proffering a carrot on a stick. The rest is a bedtime story.

So who is really to blame? The silence is deafening.

Both sides of aussie federal politics blame their opposites. A fair amount of lying by omission, understatement, cover up and blatant misdirection of real social implications for domestic aussie job seekers is rampant across this society. It is safe to say that media commentary has neither the guts nor the stomach to frame all the bullshit in solid english.

If you have ever been out of a job for any serious length of time, learning of serious 'free market' inequities like these ought to make you pretty mad at people on your own side. If this level of betrayal doesn't present as corrupt practice, then I'm left wondering what it takes. The unions aren't the only guilty party but nobody else is taking the fall.

It may be that the whole aussie establishment is bloated with amateurish, free-coasting yuppy fat cats who have never actually thought through the historical origins of the modern nation state. The central ethos of public bureaucracy seems strewn with pie-in-the-sky hegemonies and legacy notions of human agency, which are static, fixated, and without rational foundation or empirical insight.

Call it market Individualism, but all the idiots appear blinded by their own ordinary rhetoric standing as they do at either end of the State's contested social policy.

Is social equity dead? Apparently so, and citizens are the only ones who can't complain about it.
__________________
Originally Posted by Drysdale
"Fair enough. I don't agree with anyone all the time."
Originally Posted by Davek
"*blink* *blink* *blink*
*bliiiink* *bliiiink* *bliiiink*
*blink* *blink* *blink*
[fixt]

Mistyglen 68 Half Elf StormWarden (retired)
ex-Mystic Blue, ex-Sundered Heart, ex-Heart of Fenris
Redback's stuff
Redback 72 WoodElf Ranger (Lucid Devotion)

Last edited by Misty; 05-17-2017 at 05:01 AM.
Misty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
Drysdale
RSS Feed
 
Drysdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 20,628
Not a real fan of unions myself. But as long as they're voluntary, whatever. The mandatory ones need to die in a fire, along with their stewards.
__________________
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
-Robert A. Heinlein

"Thou shalt not steal. Except by majority vote." - Gary North
Drysdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2017, 06:17 PM   #3
Misty
Do Not Disturb
 
Misty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,075
The state of affairs in the domestic aussie job market is still unsettling. The labour market job hunt is channelled through an online wallpaper/window dressing software app that may not be browsed, backstepped, walked through, or ever accurately canvassed for work opportunities with any certainty and confidence. It is quite opaque, like driving through heavy fog at night.

Some placatory political gestures have been made that fractionally reduce intake categories of 457 temporary work visa immigrant. But the share of the aussie labour market represented by temporary work immigrants is a complete unknown. And it aint temporary at all.
__________________
Originally Posted by Drysdale
"Fair enough. I don't agree with anyone all the time."
Originally Posted by Davek
"*blink* *blink* *blink*
*bliiiink* *bliiiink* *bliiiink*
*blink* *blink* *blink*
[fixt]

Mistyglen 68 Half Elf StormWarden (retired)
ex-Mystic Blue, ex-Sundered Heart, ex-Heart of Fenris
Redback's stuff
Redback 72 WoodElf Ranger (Lucid Devotion)

Last edited by Misty; 05-17-2017 at 04:43 AM.
Misty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.