[Marxism] Hey unions – how about fighting for big wage increases as compensation if the GST [VAT] goes up from 10% to15%?
en.passant at bigpond.com
Tue Feb 2 03:31:28 MST 2016
Hey unions – how about fighting for big wage increases as compensation
if the GST goes up from 10% to15%?
Since the income tax cuts to compensate for increasing the GST [VAT]
will not deliver real and lasting compensation for workers, and since
workers are the one group in society with the power to fix that, the
task of militants in our trade unions should be to argue for and
organise around winning wages increases to compensate for any increased
GST. Over to you militant unions and class conscious workers. Just the
threat of GST wage increase strikes might cause some ruling class
members to hesitate about increasing the GST. And it might help unions
win back some working class support.
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