Last Friday, under the cover of Christmas, Eric Abetz launched a stealth attack on Australian workers by announcing a full scale inquiry into our rights at work. This inquiry, which will begin in the new year, is the next step in his plan to cut penalty rates, reintroduce widespread individual contracts, reduce wages and conditions, and make it harder to have a voice at work. That’s his Christmas present to us. But as we showed in 2014, by joining together, and fighting for what we believe in, we can protect the living standards of Australian workers and their families.
Ged has recorded a fantastic Christmas message to thank you for all of your hard work this year.
Congratulations – you made a real difference.
We stopped the Coalition in their tracks in 2014, and we’re up for a fight again in 2015.
We hope that you have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year.
Dave, Ged and all the whole Australian Unions team