|Issue No 27||20 August 1999|
Letters to the Editor
A Non-Unionist's Sympathy
Hi, I'm Michael,
Just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your email publication. I am not a unionist, never have been, but that's not to say one day I will be.
I am caused to often wonder about the ideals of a fair go for the 'average' human being.
I have always believed as human beings we are responsible for our own welfare.
However I am very perturbed about the Oakdale miners predicament. There is something very wrong with our current laws for this situation to occur.
As a tax payer there is no way I can agree with my money being used in place of the Oakdale owners funds. We should make all employers accountable for the wages and benefits due to their employees.
Rather than tell you what needs to be done, because you can't do anything about it, I am going to tell the minister responsible what should be done and include you on the email 'copy to' list.
My kindest regards,
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International: Venezuela Warned By Global Labour Group
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Review: Stage Left! - Workers Theatre Hits the Mark
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