Am I the only one who finds it super ironic that the government passes a bill that gets rid of tea breaks on the week of Labour Day?
It seems like everyone has forgotten what that day is meant to be celebrating. I know I had no idea until a few years ago. Something vague about workers’ rights and 8 hour days dating back to like ages ago. Or something.
Now I know why there was never much emphasis placed on the significance of that day. It’s because if you work an 8-hour day these days, you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to work crazy hours or 2 jobs just to put food on the table because the rising cost of living is showing no sign of slowing down. Now with the rights of employers to slash one of the few opportunities for downtime that workers have, I’m starting to wonder what could possibly be next.
I can sit here and go on a rampage criticizing the National-led government for not knowing or caring what real workers and families go through but I’m not going to do that. We all saw it coming; the past 6 years has led to the point where ridiculous, industrial age, bourgeois mentalities run the government, yet this is still what New Zealand voted for.
This is what happens when personality politics clouds critical judgement on issues and policies that actually matter.