工党试图夺取巴士营运商的资产

Andrews 州长和他的政府正试图强迫墨尔本巴士营运商,让其同意将他们的巴士和相关资产转交给政府。

这是维州政府试图为工会谋取更多权力的一步棋,也是令人极其担忧的举动。 政府尝试通过让中小企业与家族企业退出市场,并以大企业或国有企业取而代之,以此给予工会更庞大的控制权。

无独有偶,学校工作的清洁工、拥有自己车辆的自驾卡车司机、劳力仲介等相关产业皆直接或间接的受到政府种种举动的威胁。

政府介入自由市场,给工会、国有企业和大企业更多权力,站在广大消费者和社会大众的角度,政府如此举措,无疑代表服务的代价将更高昂,服务的品质也将更难以保证。

 

英文版/English version

Labor tries to take bus operators’ assets

 

Premier Andrews and his government are trying to force Melbourne bus operators to agree to hand over their buses and other assets to the government.

 

This is part of a worrying attempt by the state Labor government to give unions more power and more members, by shutting down small and family owned businesses and replacing them with large companies or government run services, which will allow the unions to have more control.

 

School cleaners, truck drivers who own their own vehicles, and labour hire firms are also being threatened by the government.

 

Giving more power to unions, government organisations and large companies will mean more expensive and less reliable services for customers and the public.