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Tony Abbott Reveals New Improved “Flexible” Industrial Relations Policy!

May 9, 2013

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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says his industrial relations policy will protect the pay and conditions of workers, and offer them access to flexibility arrangements.

‘We want to protect workers pay and conditions, we also want to maximise their opportunities to get good jobs,’ Mr Abbott told reporters in Sydney.

‘The only people with anything to worry about from this policy are dodgy union officials and their supporters.’

The Gutter Trash understands that under the Coalition’s new and improved Industrial Relations Policy, employees will benefit from:

  • The flexibility to work overtime on a voluntary basis as a gesture of goodwill.
  • The flexibility to ask for, and be granted, a lower rate of pay when employers are “doing it tough.”
  • The flexibility to work on public holidays and Christmas Day without bonus pay because those days are more fun anyway.
  • The flexibility to walk off the job anytime anywhere without redundancy pay when the employer agrees that this is the right thing to do.
  • The flexibility to acknowledge that they may no longer be suited to a particular role when the employer tells them so.
  • The flexibility to accept additional workload and new responsibilities without extra pay because it’s a good thing to do.
  • The flexibility to enjoy staying at home more for free when the employer agrees that the job just doesn’t exist anymore.

It all sounds just so fantastic!

Why didn’t anyone think of this before…?

 

 

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41 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2013 4:37 pm

    Reb, you miss the most important thing of all its not at all amenable to the sort of mega scare campaign mounted against “workchoices”, if anything its a very modest set of reforms that seek to truly serve the needs of both workers and Bosses. A rather good policy in fact that deserves to be well received.

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 9, 2013 6:06 pm

    Good to see the return of the building and construction commission.

    Policing corrupt union and industry practice is good policy.

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2013 7:04 pm

    Hang on a minute …
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Check the date … Whew! It is still 2013 … I thought that fkn Timewarp had hit again … although I suppose …?

  4. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 9, 2013 7:08 pm

    It is about time someone stood up to the unions. Things have been going down hill since William Wilberforce gutted the labour market by interfering with the right of people to own property.

  5. May 9, 2013 7:08 pm

    Mr-Rabbit`s New lmproved 3rd-World NBN

    Amid the political warring over his website, Mr Brotchie seemed amused when it was suggested he was a covert agent for the Labor Party.

    “I have never been involved with any political party,” he said. “Never even met a Labor politician”.

    He claims on his website: “I have always been a Liberal voter, although, the lack of sane political discourse over the past few years has left me disillusioned with both parties.”
    .
    http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/nbn-speed-test-website-draws-quick-fire-20130508-2j7cw.html

  6. egg permalink
    May 9, 2013 7:12 pm

    ‘Policing corrupt union and industry practice is good policy.’

    A policy which will be widely applauded and it serves Abbott’s long term desire to destroy the industrial wing of Labor.

  7. May 9, 2013 7:13 pm

    7.30
    I and many other people outside the Latte belt will be quite happy with the coalition’s NBN especially if it is delivered more quickly and at a more reasonable cost.

  8. May 9, 2013 7:16 pm

    + The flexibility to register as a business and pay business costs for a minimum wage job, with no opportunity for profit.

    + The flexibility to have no fixed work hours and be on `call` at all times without proper wage rates.

  9. May 9, 2013 7:21 pm

    “I and many other people outside the Latte belt will be quite happy with the coalition’s NBN especially if it is delivered more quickly and at a more reasonable cost.”

    Oh how we laughed and laughed…!

  10. May 9, 2013 7:38 pm

    Oh Yeah, the 2013 election will definitely be a Vomit_Verses_Vomit affair again.

  11. May 9, 2013 7:44 pm

    Best tweet of the night:

    “How come Abetz was in civvies and not in uniform..”

    🙂

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 9, 2013 8:25 pm

    Controlling corrupt union in the interest of members
    Policing the unsavoury, bullying and intimidatory behaviour in the construction industry
    Controlling union intervention without invitation from workers
    Underpinning individual agreements with awards
    Maintaining reasonable job protection

    It may be a reasonable package of reform.

  13. May 9, 2013 8:52 pm

    I and many other people outside the Latte belt will be quite happy with Rudd`s-Rollout being completed, preparing the nation for probable diamond semiconductor technology and catch us up to Alberta. Mr-Talkbull has lent his arse and credibility to Mr-Rabbits 3rd-rate nbn brain farts, and even if it is delivered more quickly it will need to be upgraded anyway, once technology advances and create more unreasonable cost. The nbn is one issue which highlights what total imbeciles we have with-in the embedded media who give Mr-Rabbits brain farts column inches or airtime over the various segments of the technology industries.

  14. May 9, 2013 11:01 pm

    Anything that starts with a full tilt assault on unionism is hardly pro worker. This is work choices mk3 the zombie policy that wont die. Anybody that believes Turnbull on his vdsl vectoring bullshit is a hypnotised chicken, its only good for 5 to 700 meters and stops on hr copper, which accounts for 80% of our dead copper network.

  15. May 9, 2013 11:34 pm

    This is the ideology swallowed by Tbags and Tbag-Lites which is why the 2013 election will be vomit. They both follow it.
    http://wmmbb.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/never-enough/

  16. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 10, 2013 3:47 am

    Mr-Talkbull has lent his arse and credibility to Mr-Rabbits 3rd-rate nbn brain farts,

    No brainfart, it is collusion with big business against the interests of the people. Abbott’s NBN policy was announced the day after abbott had a meeting/dinner with murdoch. The plan was for rupert’s media to deliver abbott to the lodge and abbott would repay by ensuring no NBN is available for consumers to bypass Foxtel with OTT.

    It is no coincidence that Abbott & Turnbull launched their alternative NBN policy from the Fox Sports studios.

  17. May 10, 2013 4:15 am

    Yeah armchair, l didn`t realize you were following the nbn, l would have dropped the link eariler, apparently Mr-Rabbit meets regularly with Roopert`s word smiths to align their propaganda. l guess that is why Bolt, Akerman and Mr-Rabbit sound the same.

  18. egg permalink
    May 10, 2013 7:32 am

    ‘This is work choices mk3 the zombie policy that wont die.’

    Its dead.

  19. May 10, 2013 8:32 am

    No, it’s just sleeping, and will be resurrected with the Libs using the perilous state if the economy as justification.

  20. egg permalink
    May 10, 2013 8:37 am

    ‘No, it’s just sleeping’

    Its unnecessary in his first term.

    Noticed that Scaper is a Cranbrook old boy, that should give him some street cred at the cafe.

  21. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 8:51 am

    There is nothing in this policy that could be described as ‘Workchoices’

    The Liberals think business groups, particularly AIG, didn’t defend Workchoices. Now they don’t feel inclined to do those groups any favours.

    The changes here are politically clever, they have a crack at union behaviour but leave the reasonable safety nets for employment in place.

    Arbitration over greenfields agreement is a good step, certainly more transparent than the Workchoices system that allowed employers to make an agreement with themselves! Unions have stymied and screwed a range of resources (and other) projects. This might provide a kick start during the resources decline.

    A scare campaign will be difficult. But the mindless types are already flocking to join one.

  22. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:02 am

    “The plan was for rupert’s media to deliver abbott to the lodge and abbott would repay by ensuring no NBN is available for consumers to bypass Foxtel with OTT.”

    Oh FFS KL

    Hulu, one of the main OTTs, is 36% owned by Fox Broadcasting. Another is Netflix that does not service Oz in OTT, MyTV is Arabic content, and NowTV only covers the UK.

    Seriously……..you and your conspiracy theories

  23. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:03 am

    “Noticed that Scaper is a Cranbrook old boy, that should give him some street cred at the cafe.”

    LOL

    So was Rodney Adler………………………Jodie Rich…………………………….Warwick Fairfax

  24. May 10, 2013 9:08 am

    “A scare campaign will be difficult.”

    Agreed. But you can’t blame for trying… 🙂

  25. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:27 am

    Michael Williamson sent his kids to Cranbrook – alleged to have used the credit card given to him by his printer mate to pay the school fees.

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:37 am

    IR is effectively a non issue.

    Mindless barrackers who avoid the debate, might try to confect the issue, but there’s nothing in it.

    If anything, the issue is likely to be a positive for the Liberals. They only have to point Thomson, Williamson, Maitland and the other corrupt union officials who run the ALP.

    The ALP oppose reasonable scrutiny of unions…’well they would, wouldn’t they’

  27. egg permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:54 am

    I agree ToM, if anything its a positive for Abbott.

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:56 am

    IR is effectively a non issue.

    Are you a teacher at, Kneel’s, school by any chance …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Shortrn looked a little “ruffled” last night on Lateline and kept referring to the employers being able to compensate workers “non-monetarily” … ie pizza drivers with left over pizzas instead of cash …

    … now I haven’t read the “policy” 🙄 but would appreciate a link (I don’t sunbscribe to the Liberal Party) …

    Anyway, too busy quoting the Australian Consumer Laws back at our insurance company!

  29. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:00 am

    “IR is effectively a non issue.”

    Pushing IR is important to the Libs as it lets Abbott rabbit about union corruption.

  30. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:27 am

    apparently Mr-Rabbit meets regularly with Roopert`s word smiths to align their propaganda.

    Weekly meetings we’ve been told. Then all the brave newsltd warriors rush to comply with the latest directives.

  31. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:35 am

    “Weekly meetings we’ve been told. Then all the brave newsltd warriors rush to comply with the latest directives.”

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn.

    One day you will produce some proof

  32. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:36 am

    “… now I haven’t read the “policy” 🙄 but would appreciate a link (I don’t sunbscribe to the Liberal Party) … ”

    Cant find a Link to pizza………………..if its in there I hope its Crust Pizza

  33. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:40 am

    TB

    Tell em you are about to lodge via here. I know Telstra shits itself at the mere mention of the Telecommunications Ombudsman provided you have called them at least 3 times before with the same complaint.

    http://www.fos.org.au/centric/home_page/resolving_disputes/how_to_lodge_a_dispute.jsp

  34. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:41 am

    Shorten is a lightweight. Private school educated*, and union careerist, he’s been isolated from the real world for his entire life.

    TB, non monetary trade off might be driving the delivery car home after work, saving the cost of travel and maybe the cost of purchasing and running a car.

    Abbott and Abetz have given the ALP nothing to target and the policy even has a level of logic.

    (*not that there’s anything wrong with that)

  35. Evil Walrus permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:42 am

    “non-monetarily”

    In most Awards that just means time off in lieu if agreed to by both parties at the same rate as the penalty rate.

  36. May 10, 2013 7:39 pm

    “non-monetarily”
    well its good to know that everybody is returning to the “barter“ system, we can all pay the gas, phone, isp, electric, rego and supermarket with our employers off-casts

  37. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:17 pm

    In the battel of the complete fuckwits intellectual heavyweights at the cafe, it’s scaper vs Catching Up, Min and Tom R.

    How embarrassing. Scaper towels them up without effort.

  38. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:17 pm

    “battle”

    …it was a nice red by the way

  39. egg permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:38 pm

    Steven James seems nice, thinks Abbott has the morals of Hitler.

  40. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 10, 2013 9:44 pm

    scaper is a delusional fuckwit, who doesn’t participate here because he’s made such a fuckwit of himself on so many occasions.

    Of course he’s welcomed at the café because that’s how they prefer their contributors.

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