|Issue No 32||24 September 1999|
Freeloader Push on Track
I wish to express my support for the NSW unions proposal to lobby for the amendments of both State and Federal Industrial laws for the payment of a fee by non unionists who gain pay rises from the efforts of Trade Unions.
There is nothing more objectional from the stand point of rank and file union members who pay union fees and take strike action for improved conditions under Enterprise Agreements then have free loading non unionist share in the spoils.
Unions should be able to charge a fee in these circumstances or be able to register Enterprise Agreements which are only applicable to there members and restrict the flow on to parties not registered.eg non unionist.
All types of organisation promote the user pay principles. Banks use these terms to justifie ever increasing bank fees politicians rant about mutual obligations for the unemployed Council Rates are not optional,Work places are not only commercial ventures they are also a community of people and as in the wider community no one likes bludgers.I think this campaign should be promoted to its fullest.
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