The union movement continues to fight against the Ensuring Integrity Bill

06-Dec-2019

The Morrison Government has re-introduced the union-busting Ensuring Integrity Bill which was rejected by the Senate less than a week ago.

The Bill is simply the amendments the Government had already agreed to last week incorporated into the one document. It is exactly what failed to pass the Senate last week.

The union movement will continue the fight against this legislation, now in its third year, pursued by its fourth Industrial Relations Minister and being pushed by its second Prime Minister.

The ACTU has been clear that there is no amendment to this bill which would make it acceptable – this is an attack on the basic rights of working people to have union representation in the workplace.

Labor's industrial relations spokesman Tony Burke said the Morrison government was "seeking to impose standards on unions that he refuses to impose on banks or members of his own Cabinet".

The government, which needs either One Nation or Senator Lambie to pass the bill in the Senate, is renewing its efforts to secure crossbench support before bringing it to a vote next year.

ACTU President Michele O’Neil said:The Union movement has been fighting this bill since the current Prime Minister was a loyal member of Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet. We will not stop now, we will continue to fight this bill and this Government until it is defeated.”

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