Since Christmas thousands of FSU members contacted the Senate Crossbench, urging them to listen to workers about the dangers of the Morrison IR Bill. This month those efforts paid off.
The majority of the Government’s harmful omnibus Bill has failed. Of the five elements of the Bill, only one was passed.
This outstanding result is because of you.
Without you we would have seen devastating changes to the whole bargaining system and rollbacks on some of the most basic rights of part-time workers.
The part of the Bill that did pass relates to some of the most vulnerable workers in Australia. Today, the Government has ensured that casual work remains insecure and uncertain, with no viable path to ongoing work and no ability for workers to enforce their rights. They have betrayed those who have been impacted the most by the pandemic.
Our fight will continue until we have addressed insecure work and its consequences.
This exploitation of casual workers and failure to defend some of our most vulnerable workers will forever be on the hands of the Government and its allies: One Nation and Stirling Griff.
We’ll make sure these issues follow them to the next election – we know Australians won’t back politicians who support wage theft and attack casuals.
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