Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, says leaked terms of reference for the Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act reveals the government’s real agenda on workplace laws.
Reports in Fairfax media today suggest scrapping of penalty rates and other workplace conditions are in the government’s sights.
“Tony Abbott claimed to have buried WorkChoices, but the Productivity Commission is his Dr Frankenstein, charged with reviving the WorkChoices corpse," said Mr Bandt.
“Tony Abbott’s true agenda is on show and it is all about attacking peoples' wages and conditions.”
“When it comes to people's rights at work, the Productivity Commission has a market-driven agenda that Tony Abbott knows will favour removal of protections through labour market deregulation. This could mean penalty rates and much more are under threat.”