Tugboat time bomb
The production and processing of energy requires many parts of a puzzle to work together, and if these don’t work in harmony their own macro-economy will disfunction and in turn the wider micro-economy will do so also. From pre-exploration, right through to the extraction, delivery and usage of the differing types of energy, many different parties have vested interests, a fault at one small stage can have disastrous knock-on effects. It is no wonder then, that to effect a change workers still rely upon strikes to get their voices heard as the message goes further than the company. The company will have others that rely upon it, not just peers and consumers, but societies and economies. It is here that tugboat workers at Port Hedland have decided to strike. And with the place that the iron ore exporter holds not just in Australia but the world, the company are sure to listen to the workers as the effect it has on the economy will increase. In a time where we are lead by the mysterious entities of corporations, it is refreshing to see the power of people still showing its influence in such economic times.