Briefing Note: The Productivity Commission Draft Report on Workplace Relations

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6 August 2015 By Tim Lyons Briefing Note by Tim Lyons on the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Workplace Relations. Key Points:

  • The draft report recommendations are an explicit prescription for more inequality.
  • Weekend rates in retail and hospitality are under direct challenge.
  • PC wants an expanded role for individual agreements and new form of take-it-or-leave-it “Enterprise Contract”.
  • Additional restrictions on right of entry and protected industrial action are proposed.
  • An attack on the independence and functions of the Fair Work Commission.

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