The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been spanked by the IRC over its recent process of telling employees they are no longer fit for their jobs. Some people had already been shown the door, some were (presumably anxiously) awaiting their verdicts. The ABS has been ordered to allow everyone to return to work if they choose.
I don’t work at the ABS, and I don’t know anyone who has lost their job, but if it were me, and someone had told me I was unfit for my job, I would be pretty damn reluctant to go back and work for the bastards. Guess it depends on whether they have managed to line up alternative employment, are content to retire or wish to lick their wounds for a while. At least they have a choice.
Here’s the ABC news article.
And here’s the CPSU writeup (with more detail).