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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Does "The Mad Hatter" Deserve Worker's Compensation?

I was thinking today, would The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland get worker's compensation for being exposed to all that Mercury in his hat-making workplace, which made him Mad in the first place. And would he get such necessary compensation under the Australian Howard Government's "Work Choices" or Industrial Relations scheme?

I have been told that although The Mad Hatter would not get compensation under Work Choices, he would qualify for it in the recent past, instead of the distant past where Mercury was still used in felt hat making.

The Hat-Maker's Union would understandably be up in arms over this, today the Mad Hatter can't get compensation due to him in his mentally ill state, tomorrow, jobs in the hat making industry might be slashed to the whims of corporations. This injustice must be stopped.

Sincerely, Jacob Martin, TeenAuthor.

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