Unions halt Morrison Govt attack on workers’ rights
A concerted effort by workers and their unions have succeeded in stopping the Morrison Government’s Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill.
The Morrison Government was forced to withdraw four of five components of their anti-worker bill after union members successfully lobbied the Senate crossbench to oppose the most extreme parts of the proposal.
Included in the omnibus bill were provisions that would have entrenched insecure work, stunted future wage growth, and given more power to big business to abuse workers’ rights.
Australian Unions Secretary Sally McManus has lauded the events as a win “for working people”.
“Working people have worked tirelessly to defeat the worst aspects of this Bill. Without you we would have devastating changes to the industrial relations system”, she said.
However, she warns that further attacks on workers’ rights may be just over the horizon, with big business continuing its campaign.
“The union movement doesn’t leave any worker behind,” McManus insisted. “Our fight will continue – this is just the beginning”.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association stands with the Australian union movement in opposing the Morrison Government’s attacks on workers. You can find out more about the joint union campaign for workers’ rights here.