Friday, 19 April 2013

The Workplace Relations playlist

Image source: The Age/Fairfax Media, Melbourne.

Hi all,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately as I've been busy and/or away for a few days.

Anyway, as we all know, the only female Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, died last week and was laid to rest on Wednesday. Her legacy has divided Britain right down the middle. However, the one thing that sticks out is the massive job losses and battles with Trade Unions during her reign as PM.

Granted the Unions were too strong - they were asking for unreasonable things, and then when they didn't get them, they took unreasonable action, crippling the country. Thatcher changed things, but not without causing many many people to lose their jobs.

This playlist is a list of songs that specifically relate to working and dealing with "the man". It is not exhaustive, and if you can think of anything to add, please let me know in the comments. It is also partly inspired by BBC Radio 2's program "The People's Songs", which specifically dealt with this issue in Britain in the 1970s.


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