Unions instrumental in improving state IR laws
New laws have been passed cleaning up the industrial relations chaos left by the Newman LNP government.
The Queensland Parliament passed the new Queensland Industrial Relations Act at the beginning of December, thanks largely to the efforts of members from the QTU and colleagues from other unions around the state who were determined to restore fairness.
The new Queensland Industrial Relations Act focuses on:
- introducing domestic and family violence leave as a core condition
- establishing a modern set of conditions to protect workers’ rights
- allowing workers to have decent access to their elected representatives
- restoring independence to the tribunals
- allowing industrial parties to agree on a full range of employment conditions without interference.
Queensland Council of Unions General Secretary Ros McLennan said: "This new bill restores balance and workability to the system that had been removed by the LNP."
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 122 No 1, 10 February 2017, p4
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