So Australian Unions sent me an email the other day saying that wages rise only because of union involvment not labour shortages. It linked to this:
So I replied:
Jim Stanford points out: “Wages are not the automatic outcome of supply and demand forces.”
That may be true, but deliberately ignoring supply and demand in your conclusions makes you a fool.
Australia has had record levels of immigration since 2005. Unions have done nothing about this. Wages have started rising because immigration has been shut off and employers cannot get enough employees. Every day they complain about skills shortages and the need to open the borders. As long as unions continue to apply contorted reasoning this, they will continue to fail to resonate and fail in general.
When unions start campaigning for lower immigration (back to the long run average of 70k pa) then they and the labour party will be more credible with working people. Until then, they (you) are gaslighting all of us while housing affordability, job security, wages growth, innovation and productivity are all sacrificed to the ongoing globalisation of Australia.
I invite you all to pile in.