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    :: Thursday, October 20, 2005 ::

    WorkChoices - because we can - Sailing Close to the Wind Blog Archive
    To those who are about to have their wages made more competitive with call centre workers in India, I salute you. You are the front line in the War on Labor Costs. Sure you might be laid off every now and again, but the economy will always be strong, and there will always be more jobs than people, so stop your whining.

    To help the Government sell the message, I've accepted 100 Million Rupees to come up with some alternative tag lines. Here's the first batch.

    Sign here and the jobs yours, Billy - or go elsewhere - The Border Mail
    BILLY, young and unemployed, has to decide between remaining on the dole or taking a job without any public holidays, rest breaks, bonuses, annual leave loadings or penalty rates.

    The Government cites the fictitious Billys experience as an example of how individual contracts will work in the new era of WorkChoices a massive shake-up of Australias industrial relations arrangements.

    In the glossy WorkChoices booklet, Billy knows he wont get the job unless he signs an Australian workplace agreement and if he cant come to terms with what his prospective boss wants, his only option is to look elsewhere for a job.
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