Good by-products of WorkChoices?

(originally published Feb 2006 in now defunct LiveJournal blog)
Could there be one good by-product of WorkChoices? – Apparently all the bullshit that goes into workplace documents that is supposed to make work sound all rewarding, cosy, secure and equal – can be considered to be part of a job contract. This is according to an article by Nick O’Mally Weasel words warning to bosses. http://www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2006/02/03/113895ses8911095.html. If it is part of job contract, then employers can be sued for breaking the contract if the job doesn’t match up.

It’s not the sueing that interests me – I wonder if it will sharpen up employee’s perceptions of their relationship to their managers and bosses if companies cannot afford the legal risk of the sugar-coating on the pill?

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