Wednesday, September 4

industrial relations in new south caledonia

At the end of a long campaign last year, Albert's union won him the obligation to work an extra five hours a week, unpaid. This year's negotiations have resulted in a mass sacking.

Now he and his workmates have been invited to apply for their old jobs back (on a lower pay rate).

But all is not lost. Thank goodness for the anticipated largesse of old university chums. Minted as they are, they'll surely want to sub him a few grand here and there.


  1. Sounds to me like a very sucky outcome in all directions.

    I don't suppose you are close enough to retirement age to make that an option.

  2. I say!

    Shall I ask the staff here in Kalimbuka for a whip round?

    MM III

  3. Nanners, happily it's an option, even though I'm a lot younger than some of the old folk who visit here. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Thanks Mingers, but maybe hold off until the kwacha gets up off the floor.

  5. Albert? Are you down to your last few bars of Nazi gold? Dearie me! We all know you only work because you're addicted to oogling of the girl students!