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How important do workers’ unions remain in modern society?
A project on the importance (or lack) of the workers union.
“Unions need to be alone, for them to work properly”
“My opinion is that there aren’t less trade unions because people don’t like trade unions, I think there’s less unions because they’ve gone to work in other things where there aren’t any unions. The real problem is people not recognising or knowing where to turn.”
“I think its in the interest of global capitalism to render unions irrelevant and to advertise them as irrelevant”
“There is a feeling within the union that those who don’t pay their membership fees and join in and don’t take some part at all are riding on the backs of those who do.”
“One in five workers are choosing to join the unions. Now unions have an important safety role in some industries but overall Australians are choosing not to join the unions because they see them as irrelevant to their lives.”
“Give the workers just enough rope so that they believe they are off the leash, just enough to fool them into scorning the union. The golden rule of management control, as I taught it, was: incorporate dissent, institutionalize it.”