Morrison has no mandate for regressive IR agenda: ACTU
The Morrison Government’s narrow re-election means it has no mandate for a regressive IR agenda, the peak body for working people has warned.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has signaled that they, and the wider union movement, will continue to campaign on Australia’s industrial relations agenda – carrying on the work of the ‘Change the Rules’ campaign.
In a statement released in the wake of the federal election result, the ACTU outlined their commitment to continue advocating for a change of industrial relations in Australia.
Scott Morrison refused to outline an alternative vision for Australian workers and can claim no mandate to continue down the path of reducing working people’s rights nor can he claim a mandate to further erode workers’ living standards.
ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, said “This election shows how much the rich and powerful will invest, and how far they will go, to maintain a system that benefits them at the expense of the vast majority of Australians.
McManus also thanked the hard work of dedicated unionists and volunteers across the election campaign, stating “I thank every union member and volunteer who has been party of the fight so far to make Australia a fairer place.
“To the millions who voted to change the government we will continue to fight for better rules for working people.”