Le Blogue Broadbent

"What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?"

It's decision time for the Conservative Party. Delegates vote Saturday on anti-labour proposals that, if passed, will become party policy. The motions are about one thing: undermining bargaining rights.

What better time to watch this two-minute video, made back in 2007 in Australia. "What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?," a brilliant rip-off from a scene in Monty Python's The Life of Brian, was part a fight back campaign against John Howard’s anti-union agenda.

The labour movement won that fight – Howard, a pal of Stephen Harper's, was tossed out of government before the year was over.