Wop Wop Wop Wop...Mayan style
‘The end of the world: Mayan style’...“Territory workers deserve better”
By the time you read this the world as we know it will have ended according to Mayan. Which means no NT employer who undermines workers pay and conditions is expected to survive beyond today.
Unions NT Secretary Alan Paton said that, ‘If you are reading this release the NT Government’s massive tax and charges hikes for power, water, sewerage, vehicle registration and other services coupled with job cuts are all over and you have survived ready for a well earned festive season.
Mr Paton celebrated that ‘NT workers will be enjoying penalty rates for working at the parties that will celebrate the demise of poor NT employers and a bad NT government.’
Don’t bother turning up to the proposed 8am Saturday morning demonstration at the NT Parliament House as the chickens will all have flown the coup leaving a small mess behind.
The NT News will need to reconsider garnering its news beyond the Roma Bar or the 5th floor of the wedding cake, said Mr Paton. We may even see some accuracy in reporting beyond idle street gossip and media adviser chit chat.
The NT’s 150 most powerful people list will be revisited to recognise those thousands (not 150) NT workers that make the place actually tick and acknowledge some key union officials that have worked with major employers in the government and private sectors, the mining and resources sectors to deliver better jobs, good pay and conditions and valuable community services to a long suffering NT public.
Mr Paton celebrated that ‘we won’t have to kowtow to Dad’s army of advisors to Terry Bills or accept that Inpex, Rio Tinto and a handful of greedy business entrepreneurs are any more valuable than the people that underpin and actually deliver their business success.
Regional and remote Territory workers who are the glue that binds those NT communities will endure the Mayan moment and get on with the job delivering the infrastructure, services, jobs and prosperity that a rich nation such as Australia enjoys in comparison to the rest of the world.
Superannuation investments which provide a great deal of the nation’s infrastructure and investment will be productively used as always to strengthen an economy that remains amongst the world’s best performers according to all economists, academics and international credit rating agencies.
Tomorrow might also see the naysayers in the community have all left the NT for better places. (We doubt it but welcome the thought none-the-less). A small spike in global warming might eventuate but those of us remaining will do what needs to be done without bowing to the climate sceptics, misogynists and racists that will cease to inhabit our world from 22 December, said a hopeful Unions NT Secretary.
To those of us remaining beyond today. Have a great Christmas and New Year and see you in the NT work places, clubs, pubs and shops beyond 1 January 2013. There is hope for a better time in 2013 and big challenges facing NT unions and our members.
For further information contact Alan Paton at Unions NT 0427415713 or if he doesn’t answer?????
Published: 20 Dec 2012
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