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TOPIC: Union membership drops to 17%

Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 5 days ago #160511

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ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 5 days ago #160520

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BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Another political topic that not created by me: didn't BH articulate this was a footy forum?

Speaking to the topic: Labor leads 55-45 2pp in the latest MURDOCH The Australian Newspoll so those who had a pay cut because of the cutting of penalty rates will get that pay re-instated. A party that was formed by workers, supporting workers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 5 days ago #160522

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Also speaking of low percentages. After next week (the first week in December) Morrison proposes to have only 10 sitting days in 2019 up to the May Federal election.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 5 days ago #160551

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swan42 wrote:

BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Another political topic that not created by me: didn't BH articulate this was a footy forum?

Speaking to the topic: Labor leads 55-45 2pp in the latest MURDOCH The Australian Newspoll so those who had a pay cut because of the cutting of penalty rates will get that pay re-instated. A party that was formed by workers, supporting workers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A major setback for small business. Typical attitude of a bludging public servant with no appreciation of how tough it is running a small business. We will be able to thank Labor for all the lights out and doors shut and the government scratches it's numb scull wondering why tourists won't come here?

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swan42 wrote: Also speaking of low percentages. After next week (the first week in December) Morrison proposes to have only 10 sitting days in 2019 up to the May Federal election.

The PM just wants to give Short ass and his phonies plenty of time to come up with some policies and strategies in the event the unthinkable happens and Labor gets into government.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 4 days ago #160555

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DD wrote:

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BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Another political topic that not created by me: didn't BH articulate this was a footy forum?

Speaking to the topic: Labor leads 55-45 2pp in the latest MURDOCH The Australian Newspoll so those who had a pay cut because of the cutting of penalty rates will get that pay re-instated. A party that was formed by workers, supporting workers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A major setback for small business. Typical attitude of a bludging public servant with no appreciation of how tough it is running a small business. We will be able to thank Labor for all the lights out and doors shut and the government scratches it's numb scull wondering why tourists won't come here?


It has been demonstrated that increasing the take-home pay of lower paid workers actually has a positive impact to the economy because those employees are able to spend more.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 4 days ago #160556

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swan42 wrote: Also speaking of low percentages. After next week (the first week in December) Morrison proposes to have only 10 sitting days in 2019 up to the May Federal election.

The PM just wants to give Short ass and his phonies plenty of time to come up with some policies and strategies in the event the unthinkable happens and Labor gets into government.


DD the Labor Party has been releasing policy statements for many, many, many months. Compare and contrast with the Liberals who shut down parliament because they were in disarray due to their leadership dramas. Also, they have scheduled only 10 sitting days for 2019.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 4 days ago #160562

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BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Spot on BC. The Union Movement represents a tiny and shrinking portion of the workforce, infact of that 17% if broken down you will find a huge portion of the remnant membership is mainly public sector , Police Nurses Train Drivers , who are reliant on EBA bargain power, then there is the CFMEU and MUA the only two "private" sector unions left with big numbers.

Why are the ALP still controlled by the remnants of the ACTU , easy ...money , compulsory super and union industry funds have provided huge funding for the ALP, it leaves the Libs for dead.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 4 days ago #160564

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DD wrote:

swan42 wrote:

BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Another political topic that not created by me: didn't BH articulate this was a footy forum?

Speaking to the topic: Labor leads 55-45 2pp in the latest MURDOCH The Australian Newspoll so those who had a pay cut because of the cutting of penalty rates will get that pay re-instated. A party that was formed by workers, supporting workers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A major setback for small business. Typical attitude of a bludging public servant with no appreciation of how tough it is running a small business. We will be able to thank Labor for all the lights out and doors shut and the government scratches it's numb scull wondering why tourists won't come here?


There was actually barely a cut in them anyway..

We are the most uncompetitive hopeless country when it comes to tourist industry and the cost of staff, what has to be paid just kills the whole thing.

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Union membership drops to 17% 1 week 4 days ago #160566

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swan42 wrote:

DD wrote:

swan42 wrote:

BC wrote: ABS has reported union membership has fallen again in the last 2 years to 17% of the full time workforce. Median wages has risen by 4.6% over the last 12 months which is better than inflation. Given those numbers, how is the Labor Party so beholding to union heavyweights when it seems unions have now become irrelevant?


Another political topic that not created by me: didn't BH articulate this was a footy forum?

Speaking to the topic: Labor leads 55-45 2pp in the latest MURDOCH The Australian Newspoll so those who had a pay cut because of the cutting of penalty rates will get that pay re-instated. A party that was formed by workers, supporting workers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A major setback for small business. Typical attitude of a bludging public servant with no appreciation of how tough it is running a small business. We will be able to thank Labor for all the lights out and doors shut and the government scratches it's numb scull wondering why tourists won't come here?


It has been demonstrated that increasing the take-home pay of lower paid workers actually has a positive impact to the economy because those employees are able to spend more.


Has it? how many people are employed when a shop, bar, or motel is closed because its cant afford to open?

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