Australia: A Striking Country

Australia is the world's most striking nation — in a way that vastly irritates most Australians. In the last three months more than 100,000 workers have walked out in 379 strikes, and there are more than six new work stop pages in Australia every day. No industry is exempt from the strikers' whim. Since March 5, 800 Brisbane butchers have been on strike, and fortnight ago a strike of 2,700 mail sorters piled up 16 million letters and packages in the Sydney post office. Strikes have not only cost workers almost $2,000,000...

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