Yet another strike as this government return us to the 1970s’ industrial era

People and voters had largely forgotten what strikes were. Since the reforms of the 1990s unions have been cowed and beaten.

But, slowly and surely, they are raising themselves from the dead. They feel emboldened with a Labour-led government and so are kicking up a stink, reminding us all what it was like in the 1970s with industrial action almost every single day.

ACC is the latest bunch of angry union-driven scumbags to demand extortionate wage increases: Quote:

As nurses and DHBs head back to the negotiating table on Tuesday, ACC staff are preparing to strike.

Up to 30,000 hospital staff walked off the job on Thursday July 12 protesting pay and low staffing levels.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it’s looking forward to having meaningful discussions.

Meanwhile, 39 medical advisors are walking off the job at Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) on Tuesday morning, saying they’ve had a gutsful of the organisation’s cavalier approach to their well-being.

The strike will begin at 8am as part of weekly rolling stoppages over stalled negotiations.

ACC says the salary increases offered to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is above the rest of the company.

Contingency plans have been put in place. Further strikes are also planned through August. End quote.

On what planet do nurses, doctors and ACC staff think a 20% increase in wages is even remotely justified?

Will there be a corresponding increase in productivity? Unlikely.