Labor should ensure its proposed new workplace umpire ‘Fair Work Australia’ is truly independent and has real powers to ensure the rights of Australian employees in the workplace are respected and enforced ACTU Secretary Greg Combet said today.
Mr Combet said: “The Howard Government’s IR laws have stripped the powers of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to independently settle disputes, review and set minimum wages and conditions for low paid workers and ensure fairness in the workplace.
More than four million Australian workers have lost their protection from unfair dismissal and the Government’s hand picked pay commission has allowed minimum wages for
To ensure workers get a fairer go Labor’s new super agency ‘Fair Work Australia’ should be a truly independent umpire which understands the pressures on working families and ensures workers’ rights are respected and fairly balanced with the needs of employers.
Labor has announced that a new independent umpire ‘Fair Work Australia’ would:
Labor’s proposal to establish an independent and easily accessible body to ensure a fairer go for employees in the workplace should be welcomed,” Mr Combet said.