The Australia Institute's Centre for the Future of Work has released a new paper assessing likely impacts of the Federal government's proposed changes to industrial relations laws, put forward in the Omnibus Industrial Relations Bill,. The Institute argues that the Bill will accelerate non-union enterprise agreements and drive down real wages. The Institute states:
"The federal government’s omnibus Industrial Relations bill proposes sweeping changes to labour laws which will generally enhance the power of employers to hire workers on a just-in-time basis, and will put further downward pressure on Australian wages (already growing at a record-low rate). One outcome of the bill will be an acceleration of enterprise agreements (EAs) written unilaterally by employers..."
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