The Australian public has totally rejected ‘WorkChoices’ and the Liberal and National parties’ attack on unions and workers’ rights.
This is an historic election result that confirms the Australian people believe in a fair go for all and that all Australian workers are entitled to decent rights in the workplace.
ACTU President, Sharan Burrow said:
“The Australian people have totally rejected the vicious anti-union campaign of the Liberal and National Party in this election.
This election was a referendum on industrial relations and WorkChoices has clearly been a major vote shifter.
The Australian people have said that they want their rights at work protected and respected.
The Liberal Party and their supporters in the business community should respect this decision, and never again attempt the kind of policy extremism we have seen under this Government.
This extreme attack has been totally rejected by mainstream Australia,” said Ms Burrow.
EXIT POLL RESULTS
Exit polling for the Australian Council of Trade Unions conducted by Essential Research across Australia has found that the Liberal party’s attack on Australian unions and workers rights has been totally rejected by voters.
The poll also shows that the issue of industrial relations has been a major factor in the defeat of the Howard Government.
The poll of 415 voters conducted between 3pm and 6pm today found: