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National Wage Case Decision



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THE LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA . FEDERAL SECRETARIAT ' ' FOR MEDIA

THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

NATIONAL WAGE CASE DECISION

I am s u r p r i s e d t h a t t h e C o m m is s io n h a s n o t s o u g h t a g u a r a n t e e fr o m t h e

t r a d e u n i o n m o v em en t n o t t o s e e k a d d i t i o n a l i n c r e a s e s b y d i r e c t

n e g o t i a t i o n . . .

The d e c i s i o n p l a c e s a h e a v y r e s p o n s i b i l i t y on t h e ACTU t o a d h e r e t o

t h e w age f i x a t i o n p r i n c i p l e s e n u n c i a t e d i n t h e d e c i s i o n .

I t i s now e s s e n t i a l f o r t h e G o v e r n m e n t t o d e v e l o p a r a t i o n a l w a g e s

p o l i c y . .

The f i r s t s t e p m u s t b e t o i n t e r v e n e i n t h e M e t a l T r a d e s c a s e a n d t h e

p r o p o s e d J u l y N a t i o n a l Wage C a s e . . . .

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