The NSW Young Liberals have taken dweeb to a whole new realm, and are getting absolutely reamed for a post about Streets Ice Cream.
If you haven’t been following the story, Unilever – which owns Streets – is currently in a battle against the union representing their factory workers. It wants to terminate its current enterprise agreement with factory workers in Minto, NSW, which the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union says would leave workers with a pay cut of up to 46 percent.
The AMWU has organised a boycott of Streets products to support the workers, encouraging consumers to have a #streetsfreesummer.
In response, the NSW Young Liberals decided to post what was probably an ill-advised message of support for the multi-national corporation.
“Quick #cornettocaucus to support Streets Ice Cream,” they posted. “Nothing wrong with Australian jobs and investment.”
As a result, they’ve been absolutely slammed for displaying an incredible lack of sympathy towards Australian workers.
The Liberal party might be on the ‘big business’ side of this argument, but you’d be hard-pressed to find actual Liberal politicians so keen to ridicule the “everyday Australian” and “hard-working mums and dads” whose votes they so desperately pander to every election.
No such qualms for the Young Liberals, however. This is basically what happens when you combine privilege, youth politics, and blinders to the hardships of others larger than their mum’s four-wheel drive.
And if you were looking for the arguments you usually find a Facebook comments section… well, keep looking.