the bosses are upset
the workers have not yet
found the will to down the swill
that they’d feed us.
You’d think the workers would be grateful
but they claim they’ve had a gutful
of the bosses’ crap.
Now what do you think of that?
Peter Reith* would lay a wreath
on awards and our conditions
but if we fight to get what’s right
we’ll give those Liberals a bloody fright:
if we in solidarity unite
they’ll not control the workers might.
*Peter Reith was minister of industrial relations in the Howard Liberal Government.
Written Oct 1997
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