Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Liberal government’s consideration of adopting enterprise contracts for medium-size businesses would dramatically undermine workplace legal minimum standards.
“With about half of the Australian workforce employed in small and medium businesses, the Liberal government’s idea to allow some companies to contract out of legal minimum standards would dramatically undermine people’s rights at work,” Mr Bandt said.
“What’s the point of having minimum standards if an employer can force an employee to accept less?”
“The Fair Work Commission won’t be required to approve these contracts, so this is a recipe for widespread exploitation.”
“The Greens will always stand up to protect people’s rights at work.”
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