The John Hyde Archives

Historic archive of articles and newspaper columns written by former Australian politician John Hyde OAM.

MTIA, Wages & Protection

Industrial Relations 

  • MTIA has been significantly responsible for the 1981 wage hike which has caused the high wages that they are complaining about.
  • No monopoly is prefect. If the price of any commodity is raised, some other similar product will take its place.
  • Due to comparative wage flow-on, other industries are also facing pressures to increase employment costs when they would otherwise not have to.