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P21 Issue 1035 – Weekend SPECIAL August 10, 2018

I was in Tokyo couple of weeks ago at IGAS so I’m keenly aware of the Japanese value of ‘saving face.’ Not being seen to back down is part of it and it’s deeply embedded in the culture. Not so here where we’re supposed to be more down to earth and sensible about social relations. Yet, the ongoing stoush at Note Printing Australia has all the signs of a ‘face-saving’ schoolyard rumble. Management and unions have been at it for months arguing over the difference between a 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent pay rise.

Fellas, hasn’t anyone come up with the idea of splitting the diff? Call it 3.0 per cent and let’s all get on with it.

Welcome to your latest issue of Print21, the premier news and information service to the printing industry for Australia and New Zealand.

Patrick Howard
Publishing Editor.