If passed the IR Omnibus Bill will leave workers worse off and will have a significant negative effect on those workers whom we relied on to deliver us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legislation will:
Summary of United Workers Union recommendations:
If recommendation one is not supported by the Senate, we propose the following additional recommendations:
After what Australian workers went through in 2020, they deserve more job security not further attacks on their rights. Under the guise of helping Australia to rebuild the national economy during a global health pandemic, the Morrison Government made a clear promise to all Australians – no worker would be worse off under proposed industrial changes. They have broken that promise.
Following pressure from United Workers Union and the wider community, the Government has decided, at this time, to scrap their plans to weaken the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT). However, this doesn’t change the fact this Bill will leave workers significantly worse off and so we remain steadfast in our call to the Senate Committee to reject the Bill in its entirety.