Senate stands up for rights at work

Greens Member for Melbourne and industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Senate had stood up for democracy by voting down the bill to re-establish the ABCC.

“Today the Senate stood up for democracy and the rule of law and rejected the government’s push to re-establish the ABCC,” Mr Bandt said.

“They Senate has made it clear that people won’t have fewer rights at work just because of the industry they work in.”

“The Greens will continue to stand up to Tony Abbott’s attacks on people’s rights at work.”

Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice said: “The Senate has once again rejected this bill. It’s about time the government got the message that we won’t accept these attacks on workers’ rights.”

The Senate voted down the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) 2013 earlier today.