[Marxism] Hey unions – how about fighting for big wage increases as compensation if the GST [VAT] goes up from 10% to15%?

John Passant 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.

http://enpassant.com.au/2016/02/02/hey-unions-how-about-fighting-for-big-wage-increases-as-compensation-if-the-gst-goes-up-from-10-to15/




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