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Most people would call this a cut in working hours, not a cut in wages.
That's what I said.

Most unions does not have a millitant attitude against cutting working hours in times of crisis.
That's - also - what I said. Or well, I said industrial unions. The unions who are not exposed to international competition are freaking out completely. Let me quote an official from the Transport union: "The employer want to kill us [literally "beat us to death"] and our highest union management today has joined in and killed us..."

I shit you not. Some of these people are batshit insane.

It becomes even more tasteless when one consider what this is about: solidarity, sharing the available jobs during the crisis of the century. It's the same principle that supports our solidaric high-tax welfare system: everyone skips desert to make sure the least productive member of the family gets enough food not to starve to death.

But when these people are the ones who might have to skip the desert, solidarity is thrown in the bin.
 

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Mar 4th, 2009 at 05:45:13 PM EST
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