Paddy Crumlin

Machines don’t strike

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’s president, said the union would use “every legal, political, industrial and commercial step” necessary to fight the company’s 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.