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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1363


Mr SHIPTON — I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) condemns the Government for its failure to condemn the strikes by hotel workers in pursuit of a 38-hour week in Melbourne on the eve of the VFL Grand Final and previous strikes in Melbourne and Sydney which clearly breach the prices wages accord;

(2) notes that the claim by the Liquor and Allied Trades union for a 38-hour week is equivalent to an effective wage rise of 5%, and

(3) calls on the Government to support the employers and recognise the needs of small business in the tourism and hospitality industry by resisting the claim which, if granted, would limit the tourism industry's capacity to create jobs, especially for young people.