[LINK] Surveillance in extremis
chris at sw.oz.au
Tue Aug 22 17:13:50 EST 2006
Whatever you think about the need for what is euphemistically called
workplace "flexibility", it's worth observing that AWAs have been
available for quite a few years already. There was, however, almost
no take up of them until the new legislation removed the previous
"no disadvantage" test that applied to them.
So, if this much lauded flexibility is both a good thing in itself,
and has lots of valuable benefits for working people as the government
is always saying, why did employers wait to push AWAs until they
included the right to unilaterally cut wages and conditions and sack
people for not agreeing?
And since when has increased job insecurity been good for the economy?
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