What does Labour Day even mean, anymore?

Especially in 2022, after a year that saw unions and Labor abandon abandon the country’s workers, when coercive mandates stripped millions of their right to bodily autonomy, and cost hundreds of thousands of workers their jobs, when they refused to be bullied.

I doubt any of those workers are celebrating today.

The fact is Australian workers were hung out to dry decades ago.

Governments, left and right, fell over themselves in the rush to off-shore the whole Australian economy to China, along with most of its jobs.

All done under the watchful eye of the unions

Today, Australia has lost the ability to create ANY real jobs – jobs that are productive, secure, well-paid and rewarding.

Those jobs, the ones that provided people with upward mobility, are missing from the ABS jobs data.

Australia’s ‘labour force’ today has all the complexity of a third world country, with new jobs available only in the lowly-paid ‘service economy’ or government sector.

How has Australia gained from the loss of all its high-tech manufacturing and skilled jobs – jobs that are crucial for a ‘first world’ economy?

How do Australia’s young people gain when there are no payoffs to gaining a university degree?

This offshoring of Australian jobs in exchange for a flood of cheap imports, destroyed the economic prospects of our young people.

Older workers, who traditionally received higher pay, also paid a heavy price.

When you are hellbent on cutting costs, older workers become unaffordable.  Many were driven out over the years and forced to find jobs as shelf stockers at Coles or Woolworths.

Now we are being told of a ‘jobs bonanza’ once we all transition to the new ‘green and sustainable’ digital economy.

What a joke.

The ‘digital economy’ is an economy run entirely by highly automated machines, drones, robotics, AI, algorithms and God knows what else.

The major parties of Australia are driving us down a path that will end in 90% of human workers becoming totally redundant.

Not much to celebrate in that either.

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