Big turnout for today's rally in support of local workers and local products on Tassie construction sites."Tassie workers! Tassie jobs!"CFMEU - Construction & General, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union National, CEPU Tasmania, ETU - the Electrical Trades Union, AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union, Maritime Union of Australia - Tasmanian Branch, HACSU Health & Community Services Union (TAS), Community and Public Sector Union (spsft) Tasmania, Australian Education Union AEU - Tasmanian Branch, ASUVicTas, United Voice Tasmania.
Posted by Unions Tasmania on Thursday, 13 August 2015
The CFMEU has welcomed the decision today of the Senate in the Federal Parliament to vote down the bill to reestablish the ABCC.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that the defeat of the bill is a vote for equal rights for workers in the construction industry and a vote against discrimination.
“The union has maintained that laws pertaining to the ABCC are undemocratic and unnecessary given that there are industrial laws that cover all workers in Australia – and construction workers should not be subject to different laws.
The bill to restore the ABCC is an attempt by the Prime Minister to divert attention away from his failing leadership, the poor performance of his government and the bad polls, according to the CFMEU.
CFMEU Construction National Secretary Mr Noonan said the timing of the bill – due to go before the Senate next week – is about distracting the public from the problems plaguing the Abbott Government.
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