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Industrial Relations: Gazal says it all



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• LEADER OF THE NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

' SHADOW MINISTER FOR ENERGY AND RESOURCES

MEMBER FOR FARRER

Enquiries Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600. Phone (06) 277 4058 Fax (06) 277 2052

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: GAZAL SAYS IT ALL

Chawki Gazal and the Gazal Production plant dispute says it all in relation to industrial relations reform and why we need greater flexibility. Federal Leader of the National Party, Tim Fischer, said this today when highlighting the crazy situation whereby the TCF union had effectively blocked workers from holding on to part time jobs.

"145 jobs are at risk on the Gold Coast where there are already record levels of unemployment in the area, including the adjoining Federal electorates of Page and Richmond.

T h is TCF union activity is about on a par with the log of claims recently presented by the Construction, Forestry and Mining Employees union. The CFM E union recently lodged a demand for all overtime at quadruple the day rate, twelve weeks annual leave, forty days compassionate leave, overtime meal allowances of $50, to mention just some aspects in this crazy ambit claim.

'W hat we need is a good spring cleaning of industrial relations policy in Australia. The mid springtime launch of the Coalition's Industrial Relations policy by John Howard MP in Sydney next Tuesday will do this.

"It is a futuristic policy, conferring greater flexibility and fair dinkum deregulation of the labour market. It will greatly help boost employment prospects across Australia and especially in the rural and regional sector," Mr Fischer said.

16 October 1992

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