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(generated from captions) The Government has admitted

that it may change its controversial workplace legislation to plug a possible loophole.

There are concerns its 38-hour week guarantee could still see employees forced to work longer hours. On the eve of a vote in the House of Representatives, the Opposition is stepping up its attack. As Craig McMurtrie reports.

The Opposition Leader led cameras

along hospital corridors to meet

nurses concerned about losing shift

allowances. As shift workers who

already work really hard, we feel

very threatened. The government's

pressing for the workplace

legislation, all 1200 pages of it,

to be voted on tomorrow by MPs.

There's no margin for error on the

numbers in the Senate, Family First

is having none of it. Not only is

the Senate saying that people won't

be guaranteed being paid on public

holidays, it actually bans the

states from doing so. The

states from doing so. The government is looking again at its 38-hour

is looking again at its 38-hour week guarantee over concerns that a

loophole could see employees being

directed to work longer hours.

We fully accept from time to time

We fully accept from time to time we will have to reconsider and look at

issues. No promises were made.

The Prime Minister argues those on

awards can choose to keep their

conditions. But according to the

Opposition, the latest bill is a

throwback to jobs back in '92,

revealing the real agen da.

We believe that such matters as

penalty rates and the lengthy of

working week and overtime and penalty rates and the lengthy of the

holiday loading, ought to be

of negotiation between employers holiday loading, ought to be matters

employees. When we get into office, of negotiation between employers and

we're going to take this bill and

know exactly where to put it - we're going to take this bill and we

in the bin here. What they have know exactly where to put it - right

in this debate is a remorseless in the bin here. What they have said

continuation of the way in which

they're misrepresented the social

record and the social achievement

this government. The Opposition record and the social achievement of

wanted to know how hundreds of this government. The Opposition also

government work choice booklets

ordered online wound up at a school

in northern NSW. Orders addressed

such bogus organisations as the in northern NSW. Orders addressed to

Indonesian Society for the

Prevention of Cruelty to Pandas.