Sunday, March 19, 2006

Australian Strippers Unionize, Get Breaks and Overtime

Brian
Australia, the nation-continent whose official flower is the Bloomin' Onion, and the only country that's more cowboy than we are, loves it the strippers. Now it can finally say it loves its strippers enough to pay them fare wages and all that jazz:
The country's Industrial Relations Commission on Friday approved new workplace rules for members of the strippers' union, the Striptease Artists Australia.

"We've got rights to have public holiday pay now, which we've never had in our career before," said a union spokeswoman called Mystical Melody. "We've got rosters and set hours. We can't work more than 10 hours a shift."

Link (submitted by kbrudnic). So I guess this means it's not just the men at work down under? I have to confess, I always get Striptease Artists Australia spokeswoman Mystical Melody confused with Teamsters Local 294 spokeswoman Crystal Mountains, but I think anybody could make that mistake.

Indexed by tags Australia, labor, union, strippers, striptease, exotic dancer, hours, wages, overtime.

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