Another bum decision

February 5, 2009

The bundle of measures to help business people announced yesterday will be welcomed, except by constant carpers such as Labour Party MPs. But there are other things the Government could – and should – be doing.

Take a bloody hard look at the Employment Relations Tribunal for example.

Alf is no longer surprised by the daft decisions emerging from the tribunal. But he does despair at its namby-pamby view of our labour laws.

The latest – according to the Fairfax newspapers – is a ruling that when you tell your boss to “stick his job up his arse”, you are not necessarily telling him to stick his job up his arse because you are quitting. Read the rest of this entry »