Looks like Paul Howes is joining industry in rattling the old sabre (yes, a euphemism) as part of Carbon Price Rent-Seeking Madness Month.
The threat is that if it so much as looks like one job is going to be lost the AWU will withdraw support for the carbon tax, in which case he should probably just save everyone some time and toss all his toys out of the cot right now.
Reality check: some jobs are going to go from polluting industries, some are going to be created in less polluting industries, that’s the whole point.
It will be interesting how seriously Our Jules takes the threat, considering Paul’s got form in knocking over Kev last year and installing her on the understanding she keep the seat warm for him until he was ready for the gig. Some jobs are more sacred than others, I guess.