They'd simply buy a firm for a few billion, aggressively asset-strip it, casualize
the workforce, and sell it on for an inflated price.
Qantas Executive General Manager Engineering David Cox said this week there would be no weakening of the airline's negotiating position, said to include plans to reclassify some engineer positions and casualize
parts of its workforce.
Labor market deregulation is sometimes direct, or policy-based, as when a government eases state regulation of labor markets and employment practices, (15) or when companies purposefully casualize
in-house work and outsource and informalize production and services previously performed in-house.
These approaches proved not nearly aggressive enough when pitted against a CPR determined to casualize
its work force and "stamp out unionism at its fringes," (12) a telling description of the corporate agenda provided by one union leader.
Acknowledging consumers' casual lifestyles, Krangel plans to casualize
"the Lenox way" by entering new categories, such as lighting, and introducing new materials, such as metals (as it did with its Winter Greetings assortment).