What a bunch of conniving, petulant, self-aggrandizing scumbags.
Qantas are now doing the media blowjob circuit insisting that unless the government uses its powers to prevent any further industrial action by the unions of its staff members, it’ll keep its fleet grounded indefinitely.
I’ve seen this sort of behaviour before – it’s usually at a shopping centre, where some nasty and selfish little 8 year old gets told he or she can’t have that new toy or treat, and has a huge screaming temper tantrum. Well Qantas management and arch-offender CEO Joyce have thrown themselves onto the ground and started screaming, with snot running from their noses screaming “I WON’T I WON’T I WON’T”.
So that means they’re a bunch of conniving, petulant, self-aggrandizing, tantrum-throwing scumbags. And richly compensated ones. Excessively, richly compensated ones.
So within their lovely houses and with their travel arrangements sorted out in advance via other means, the Qantas board has figuratively bent the Australian nation over the boardroom table, spat on their hands and said, “Relax bitch, it won’t hurt a bit.”
Not just the Qantas workers.
Not just the people booked to fly Qantas.
Not just the family of the people booked to fly Qantas.
Not just the businesses that will be affected.
When you add all those things together, you’re talking about screwing the entire nation.
Under the Howard government, this would have been a supremely confident move.
Under a Labor government of old, such as Keating or Hawke for instance, this would have reeked of desperation and been likely to be shutdown within 24-48 hours.
Under this government?
There’s going to be a lot of very pissed off Australians baying for Qantas management blood. Some quite possibly literally. I smell an election victory for Labor with this if they fix it quickly and smack the Qantas management team six ways from Sunday. In public.
However, it’s become clear that the Australian government is siding with Qantas management and petitioning for the immediate end to industrial action.
Way to go, Julia! Between the asylum seekers, gay rights and now industrial relations, you may very well go down in history as Australia’s greatest Liberal prime minister of all time.