The Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms have passed the lower house and are currently under consideration by the Senate. We are expecting the government to try and push through the IR Omnibus Bill THIS WEEK.
We’re aware that 10 major business lobby groups are in Canberra right now, pressuring cross bench Senators to pass these extreme and unfair workplace laws.
To have an impact on the result, we must contact cross bench Senators NOW and ask them to vote against this unfair bill.
It’s vital that you make your voice heard, now.
These laws represent the biggest attack on our rights in two decades and will hurt our members. They’ll take away rights of casual employees, make harmful emergency JobKeeper provisions permanent and reduce workers’ ability to bargain collectively for better pay and conditions.
After the enormous sacrifices PA members have made to keep our economy moving and to protect the community’s health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, professional workers deserve better.
It’s now up to the cross bench Senators to stop the Omnibus Bill.
Please, as a matter of urgency, send your message to the cross bench Senators now and forward this message to your friends and colleagues encouraging them to do the same.
Thank you for your support.
Need more background? Here’s an explainer about what the IR Reforms involve.