In March 2015, the ACTU lodged a comprehensive submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the workplace relations framework, commissioned by the Abbott Government and due to report towards the end of the year.

In its submission, the ACTU calls for workplace rights to be strengthened for women and millions of Australians in casual and insecure work in its submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into workplace relations.

Australian Unions also call for the minimum wage and penalty rates to be protected as well as greater rights for workers to bargain collectively, including labour hire and temporary workers.

Australia’s workplace system is based on fairness, equality, protection of the vulnerable and rewards for hard work.

This is a system Australians have demonstrated they want and support.