The seeds were planted early this year after the Fair Work Commission halted a NSW Rail Strike that was voted for by only 6% of the unions rail workers via a txt poll. With such small numbers one would question if the whole thing was planned or staged to begin with, much the way “Ferry McFerryface” 1% voter approval came to light.
To say the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is creating a straw man argument to justify holding hostage the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), would be giving straw men from all walks of ideology a bad name. A few irresponsible MUA leaders have suspended reality by blaming VICT for not hiring a causal employee and failing to acknowledge it is a Federal law that bars VICT from doing so. This is not a straw man, I’m not sure if this is even misdirection, its pure anger just for the sake of being angry.
Report of president to the annual general meeting of the HR Nicholls Society for 2016-17 held on 8 February 2017 at Trust, 405 Flinders Lane, Melbourne