Monday, 23 February 2009

Long service leave

It seems we have about $31bn in yet to be claimed long service leave. Long service leave is a left over from the 18th and 19th century. It is something that is nice to have - like any holiday - but it is not something we can afford to continue with. Like maternity leave and holiday leave loading and a raft of other measures which give advantages to the employed without any return to the employer it needs to be removed from the Australian psyche of rights.
I can imagine the howls of rage and screams of outrage at this suggestion. The 'Tiser will almost certainly not publish such an inflammatory letter tomorrow. We will see.

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