What a wonderful way to celebrate the rolling over of the countdown – it’s 899 days until the next State election, and we have a finalised, ratified, totally-for-real acute public sector EBA! Huzzah!
As the RDNS negotiations shift into the it-doesn’t-have-to-be-inevitable-Mr-Baillieu next phase of protected action, and the mental health negotiations continue through the seventh month since the pre…vious EBA expired, we can’t rest yet, but we can be delighted by the win, and enraged by the sheer waste of time, money, effort and resources that could have been spent on supporting the health care system and nurses, had our protracted and ongoing campaigns not been necessary.
Have no doubt, though, that it was and is necessary – this really does seem to be a government determined not to learn from experience.