Paddy Crumlin

Machines don’t strike

ŠĒ• The Australian

Unions the world over just simply don’t get it, none more so than wharfie scum:

Paddy Crumlin, the national secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, said he would seek the support of the International Transport Workers Federation to co-ordinate a campaign against Patrick, including action at overseas ports against vessels destined for its Port Botany facilities in Sydney. Mr Crumlin, who is also the federation‚Äôs president, said¬†the union would use ‚Äúevery legal, political, industrial and commercial step‚ÄĚ necessary to fight the company‚Äôs announcement¬†last month that it would cut 270 of its 511-strong workforce at Port Botany by 2014, and replace the workers with automated straddle carrier technology.

Sooo..Patrick wants to¬†replace¬†strike indolent, militant workers with machines and the union response is to prove the point….hmmm…I wonder how that will turn out for the union.