I hate it when I hear people on the radio representing employers saying things I don’t agree with. I don’t know who it was today but there was some bloke on ABC Radio (The World Today I think) saying that Workchoices was great because it got rid of unfair dismissal laws and made it easy to get rid of renegade employees. He was right of traditional right wing views yet he was an employer spokesman. Well he was not speaking for me.
Yes I am happy to have some balance in dealing with dismissals. However, the new system is easy for employers to rort and that is where small business will suffer because small business owners are more likely to operate under a conscience than their big business share price driven counterparts.
I wish media outlets would canvass more widely when looking for employer representatives as we’re not all always signing the same song.