Unions Lay Down The Gauntlet

The Lines are drawn and the stage is set.

We’re only a few days into 2009, and the Labor Government is facing its first major confrontation with a Union.

In a report published in The Australian, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union in Western Australia is demanding an immediate pay rise of between 25 and 33 per cent for boiler and turbine operators, who earn just under $100,000 a year for a 36-hour week at struggling WA aluminium giant Alcoa.

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Outsourcing Western Business Practice

It seems that not only are we outsourcing our support and IT business functions to India, it now seems that we are also outsourcing our bad business practices too (from news.com.au).

THE head of Indian outsourcing company Satyam Computer Services quit overnight, after disclosing that profits had been falsely inflated for years and sending its shares plunging nearly 80 per cent.

India’s biggest corporate scandal in memory threatens future foreign investment flows into Asia’s third-largest economy and casts a cloud over growth in its once-booming outsourcing sector.

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