The Federal Election is an opportunity for working families to protect their rights at work and vote against the Liberals’ and Nationals’ unfair WorkChoices IR laws says the ACTU.
Commenting on the election date announced today, ACTU President Sharan Burrow said:
“The Howard Government’s WorkChoices laws have taken away important rights and conditions such as public holiday pay, penalty rates, redundancy pay, overtime pay and protection from unfair dismissal.
“At the last election, the Liberals and Nationals did not tell the public about their plan to introduce WorkChoices and strip away workers’ rights but went ahead and did it anyway.
“This election is the first chance for the Australian public to tell John Howard and Peter Costello what they think about their unfair WorkChoices IR laws.
“WorkChoices has already hurt hundreds of thousands of working families, including:
“This election is a very important opportunity to stop the Coalition from going further on industrial relations if it gets re-elected,” said Ms Burrow.