Industrial Relations

Opposition IR Shadow Minister cut from Reith cloth

Workforce Daily has a few interesting takes on Eric Abetz’s elevation to the IR portfolio as part of the new Opposition Shadow Ministry. (No link unfortunately, as it’s an email newsletter). Abbott: Abbott praised Abetz for his “long-interest in employment issues and his record of standing up for the rights of employees and small business …

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Corporate welfare should come with strings

Businesses receiving government corporate welfare should be required to follow industrial relations and OHS laws, and should put caps on executive and board payouts. There is a clear national interest. Governments (state and Federal) gives tax concessions and other support to many different kinds of business, in order to create jobs and ensure economic growth. …

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