4Q2x has tweeted a wonderful and strongly opinionated but o-so-true mini article about the- frankly- useless Unions….WE say, you KICK BUTT 4Q2X!!!
WTF do you unions do nowadays?
— Azrael (@4Q2x) March 28, 2012
#ausmedia @WCVictimsdiary @MaritimeUnionAU @howespaul @AWUnion @Member_Connect Unions are useless in Australia. I remember the good old days when Unions actually stuck up for all of their members and workers in general.
Unions have been withering and dying away, the losing members by the hundreds if not thousands has any Union stopped to ask why? We have all heard the nice, warm and fuzzy motherhood statements, one for all for one, united we are strong, the Union is only as strong as its members etc etc. Yet in recent years if not the last couple of decades Unions have been losing members has anybody in the Union movement stopped and asked why? Well let me tell you why, because Unions no longer stand up for the working person.
Let me qualify that statement for you. How could you Unions any and all Unions possibly state that you stand up for the worker when you have allowed Workers rights be torn away by various governments in throughout Australia. Look at the various Schemes for Workers Compensation, look at NSW and Victoria I mention those two States because that is where the majority of Workers in Australia live.
WorkCover, WorkSafe or whatever you want to call it is a sham, hundreds if not thousands of your former members are living on the poverty line because YOU FAILED TO TAKE ACTION. Is it the case you are only interested in financial members? As long as people are in work and pay their membership every fortnight and you, the Executive Management of each Union have enough cash for your wine and cheese lunches and meetings?
Your junkets at various resorts just talking the bullshit talk but never walking the walk? I use to be a Union Delegate in my day and I am ashamed of what the Union movement has become. How can any of you justify allowing various Governments strip Injured Workers Rights? Don’t get me wrong I am NOT an INJURED WORKER, but I know many that are worse off than a Maid at the Schwarzenegger House, that is they are being screwed by the various systems, and what do you do?
I am angry you know why I am angry because I contacted the SDA Union today and told them that a particular Employer is hiding the fact that Casuals have Sick Leave entitlements, very few if any of their Casuals actually know that they are entitled to some form of sick leave. The bloke I spoke to couldn’t give a ratz, his response, “I’ll let the powers that be know” ? I mean WTF is that.
I told him possibly hundreds of their members could be in a situation where they are being ripped off and he repeated his earlier reply? Individual’s with very limited means are doing far more for workers rights than any Union in the Country at this point in time is. For example, @WCVictimsdiary check out this person’s blog, http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/
When the WorkCover/Safe system is so broken, it’s worse than Humpty Dumpty all the Kings horses and all the Kings men couldn’t put it back together again what are the Unions doing ? Management is organising the next conference where it should be what the menu should include what alcohol should be drunk, whilst more and more of your members become victims of this crooked system of WorkCover.
Hey but then again once they stop paying your fortnightly contributions they aren’t members are they so it doesn’t matter to you. Wake UP UNIONS if you want to survive and continue improving workers rights instead of thinking about the next conference DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE WORKERS RIGHTS SO PEOPLE BELIEVE IN UNIONS AGAIN.