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NEWS RELEASE

JOHN HOWARD, M.P. MEMBER FOR BENNELONG SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

BAG HANDLERS DISPUTE

The Bag Handlers Dispute at Sydney Airport is a disgrace.

It's all about a demarcation dispute between two unions.

Once again the petty rivalry of union bosses has damaged the public interest.

Worse still, Australia's reputation abroad has been hurt.

In Government, the Coalition will enact Essential Services Legislation which would render strikes illegal in certain essential service industries.

Many would believe that the free flow of people into and out of Australia is an essential service which should not be jeopardised by wild cat strikes.

I certainly do.

31 January 1993

COM = RYL PARLIA