Union presents the plight of labour-hire workers in a submission to the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill – First Union

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FIRST Union is presenting to the Education and Workforce Committee about the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill today (12/9/2018), where it will be asking the government to bolster regulation around labour-hire to afford labour-hire workers the same ability to enforce the law as other workers.

Mr Abbott said he is very proud of Countdown’s new commitments in their collective agreements and the change has already made a positive impact on hundreds of labour-hire workers who work in the distribution centres.

We would like to see other large companies follow the example that has been set here.  There is still far too much exploitation in this industry, fed largely by the fact that labour-hire agencies and the companies that engage them rely on the precarious nature of work to minimise the likely hood of workers enforcing their rights.”

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