reply to post by freemarketsocialist
I respectfully disagree and will draw a comparison so our non Australian friends here can get the information that the MSM will not provide.
Teachers USED to be the highest regarded individuals in any society as they were directly responsible for shaping the countries' youth and in turn
were charged and given great power to yield their intellectual prowess - individuals such as Socrates' are a testament to this.
Todays teachers are paid no where near what they should be - but if you pay peanuts in this industry you get monkeys - and we have monkeys graduating
Let me give you a comparison so you may better understand where I am coming from.
Australian Secondary School Teachers salaries (updated 31/08/12) AU$40,292 - AU$79,811................
Calibre of education: University graduate.
Now, let me enlighten you about my industry.................
These "Maritime Unionists"' have been holding the nation to ransom for far too long. They have such a strong union that can hurt our
Thought I'd just clean that little quote up a bit for you there.
Seagoing Maritime Unionist average wage:$105,000 onwards
..............source: Current MUA EBA signed off by Fair Work Australia that I am
currently holding in my hand!
Calibre of education: Failed year 10.............but daddy is in the union so it does not matter.
What the teachers need to do is take a leaf out of the Maritime Unions handbook about strike action and introduce a bit of violence into the mix -
that action tends to get results......
Picture of country being held to ransom in 1998:
Picture of average union member and associated mentality:
So, being a Captain in the Australian Merchant Navy and in no-way affiliated with the MUA (that union is for the minions of the industry) I wanted to
give you this comparison.
I work with bloody idiots day-in, day-out who can't even tie their shoe laces together, only work 6 months of the year and earn in excess of
$100,000.............all thanks to their union.
Does all that seem fair to you?