Saturday, September 06, 2008

Kennett was best

Kennett was better, says union

Premier John Brumby is facing a revolt by the Labor-dominated union movement, with one union leader saying former Liberal premier Jeff Kennett did more to protect Victoria's manufacturing industry.

As thousands of jobs are cut from the manufacturing firms, unions are accusing Mr Brumby and Industry Minister Theo Theophanous of not doing enough to support the sector.

The state secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union, Steve Dargavel, wrote to Mr Theophanous on Tuesday saying he had reneged on promises
to consult unions and other players about how Victoria should respond to the manufacturing downturn. >>more
(Via The Age)

Well I’ll be buggered!

It was, was it not? Generally accepted by his detractors, that the Kennett government adopted a hostile approach to dealing with Victorian unions …

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