IR policy falls short

THE ALP’s revised industrial relations policy is an important shift, but falls short on real flexibility and choice, according to Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) chief executive Mitchell Hooke.

THE ALP’s revised industrial relations policy is an important shift, but falls short on real flexibility and choice, according to Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) chief executive Mitchell Hooke.

“The ALP has been consulting with business on statutory individual contracts, right of entry provisions, industrial action and compliance measures,” Hooke said.

“The ALP policy will limit choice and flexibility in the full range of employment instruments — critical to cater for the vast operational diversity across the industry and to the modern workplace culture of collaborative, direct, mutually beneficial, employer-employee relationships,” he said.

“The ALP policy represents important movement but falls well short in the industry’s fundamental requirement for an appropriate substitute for the abolition of AWAs.”

Key contact:

Louise Dodson

media@minerals.org.au

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