Work­ers need unions

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

The main rea­son that wages have been flat in re­cent years can be linked back to the de­cline in union mem­ber­ship (Mike Sec­combe, “A play­book for the cul­ture wars”, Fe­bru­ary 3–9). Most em­ploy­ers will not move wages up of their own vo­li­tion. In a crowded hall or theatre I of­ten re­flect that the ma­jor­ity of those present can thank unions for achiev­ing their wages and con­di­tions. The les­son to be learnt is that work­ers must unite to fos­ter a vi­brant union that will work in their in­ter­est.

– Jim Banks, Pottsville Beach, NSW

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