26 Jan 2007

New 'WorkChoices' scandal: when Tristar offshored its operation to China, it had to make workers redundant and pay redundancy packages, linked under the workers' enterprise bargaining agreement to their length of service. However, that agreement will expire in a couple of years, and under WorkChoices they will then be able to sack the workers without the payout. Their strategy therefore is only to offer redundancies to the shortest-serving workers, making the longer-serving workers keep working until their agreement expires. In the meantime, they spend their days sitting listless in a small shed.story here.