Friday, November 04, 2005

Howard's 'Oliver Twist' clause: don't ask for more!

Under the Government's proposed laws, union officials and employees will be fined up to $33,000 simply for asking an employer to include in an enterprise agreement provision for:
  • Protection from unfair dismissal
  • Union involvement in dispute resolution
  • Allowing employees to attend trade union training
  • Committing the employer to future collective bargaining
  • Protecting job security in the event that people are replaced by labour hire or contractors
  • Any other claim the Minister decides should be illegal.

That's $33,000 for each and any of these 'offences'.

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