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Reader feedback: Irony in legislation

Re: Parliament passes labour code amendment, Business, May 26 - June 1, Vol 9, No 20

Aside from all the obvious issues with this law, isn't it especially ironic that now the government praises collective bargaining as an alternative to labour legislation? But if the unions ever use their right to collective bargaining, by threatening to strike (since without the threat of strikes the unions would have no power to bargain with, and collective bargaining would just be collective subservience), the government cries out that the unions are undemocratic, causing damage to the economy, holding the country hostage, etc.

Maybe workers wouldn't need to threaten strikes if the government didn't pass such "flexible" legislation that forces it upon them.

Joseph Grim Feinberg
Košice

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