Shorten Labor Government Tackles Unfair Labour Hire

He spoke to Tim & Jess this morning

Amber Lowther

19 July 2018

Amber Lowther

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The Shorten Labor Government has announced they will protect workers, ensuring they get a fair deal by tackling unfair labour hire and cracking down on dodgy labour hire companies that rip off and exploit workers.

Labor will legislate to ensure that workers employed through a labour hire company will receive the same pay and conditions as people employed directly.
The Leader of the Opposition told Tim & Jess today their policy is based on the principle of, "if you are doing the same job, you should get the same pay".
"The truth of the matter is, most employers are doing the right thing. But there are some employers who are trying to force down wages of the workers," he said.

Today’s announcement builds on Labor’s plans to improve the pay and conditions of working Australians, including examining the definition of “casual” work setting an objective test for deciding when a worker is “casual”.

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