The Greens are celebrating a crime against the english language as security guards can now get long service leave even when they don’t perform long service.
I know it’s been extended to other sectors before now as everyone puts their hands up.
“This is another debate that has flushed out the Canberra Liberals’ inaction on helping individuals and families who are doing it tough. Canberra security workers have minimal entitlements and often struggle to make ends meet.
“The Liberals opposed this long service leave entitlement, taking the side of big security companies over some of Canberra’s lowest paid workers.
“While the Government delays the scheme, and the Liberals oppose anything that will improve workers’ rights, the ACT Greens continue to push for better conditions for Canberra workers and their families,” Ms Bresnan said.
The idea that somehow working in the same general line of work while shifting employers is somehow more worthy than those who take time off to study, or change careers entirely, is as alien to me as – I can only suppose – the idea that changing employers means there has not in fact been long service is to career bureaucrats shifting departments while retaining benefits.
Anyway, good news in the short term for security workers. bad news for the users of these services which will have to pay more in the long term.