Labour passes union enrichment law

Labour has passed the so called Fair Pay Agreements Law. This isn’t a return to the 70s, but is even worse.

We now have a law that allows a government appointed body to set pay rates and conditions for an entire industry – even if not a single employer in that industry agrees with them.

Even under the bad old 70s law, employers had a choice – they could reject a bad agreement and face strikes.

Now there are no strikes, as the Government appointed Employment Relations Authority can impose pay rates and conditions on an entire industry – and employers can’t do anything about it.

When there is a change of Government, this law should be repealed within 24 hours.

This law is about forcing workers to fund unions, which is no surprise as 30% of Labour’s caucus are former union organisers. This is 100,000% greater share than in the overall population.

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