LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
THE right to strike for better conditions for workers has been ingrained in the Australian psyche for many years, and I am not arguing about that.
But what has happened now to the right to not strike if one chooses to 'just get on with the job'?
Well it seems one is then subject to abuse, intimidation and persecution.
'Scabby the Rat' was a disgusting exhibition of union power, and not in any way in support of workers.
The replacement of the 'Scabby the Rat' by the 'Greedy the Fat Cat' which we were assured "would not offend anyone", was, in my opinion, just another piece of hysterical idiocy, apparently referring to Esso.
Well, it certainly offended me.
Considering the prosperity that Esso has brought to Sale over many years, I think they are entitled to a little more respect, dare I suggest even gratitude, and not be seen as the enemy of workers.
I would like to send a message to the non-strikers, to continue their fight for their right to not strike.