ACTU steps up campaign on job insecurity and cost of living: calls on Morrison to release details of IR plan

The ACTU is stepping up its workplace campaign and launching TV ads in key marginal seats to warn voters that Scott Morrison has not come clean on plans to re-introduce legislation that will remove rights from workers, and put further downward pressure on wages.

The ads will run on live and catch-up TV around the country as well as on social media.

The ACTU says that the Morrison Government is not being truthful about its IR plans, and voters deserve to know.

Last week Scott Morrison publicly disagreed with Industrial Relations Minister Michaelia Cash about whether there will be changes to the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) under a re-elected Morrison Government and left the door open to changes, but has refused to detail which other elements of the failed IR Omnibus he would attempt to bring back.

Australians deserve to know the details of Scott Morrison’s plan to cut their wages and conditions.

Quotes attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:

“Working people have been calling on Scott Morrison to act to address insecure work and low wage growth for years – we can’t afford to wait another three years for a government that will stand up for working people.

“Australian workers deserve to know what Scott Morrison will do if he is re-elected. At the moment they can’t get a straight answer out of this Government about IR.

“After nearly a decade of low wage growth and spiralling insecure work, workers know that you can’t trust Scott Morrison to show up when you need him.

“These ads show the legacy of this Government – families struggling to find secure jobs and keep up with the rising cost of living. Australians deserve better.”

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