Shadow Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Michaelia Cash says the industrial relations bill introduced by the government on Thursday will lead to “more strikes and less jobs”.
The ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ Bill was introduced with the aim to enable multi-employer bargaining and lift wages.
“A very simple proposition: if you did not want to encourage more strike action, why would you open up the industrial relations landscape to more strikes?” she told Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.
“When every employer group in Australia stands up united … and says the only thing that this bill does is lead to more strikes and less jobs, I know who I believe.
“Everybody in Australia wants higher wages, but unleashing an industrial relations system with radical changes that take us back to the 1970s is not the way to do it.”
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