Queensland the strike capital
UNDER Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor, Queensland has become the strike capital of Australia.
The latest ABS data released last week shows almost 109,000 working days have been lost to strike action since the last election.
That means 40% of all working days lost in Australia have happened in Queensland.
Every day a union strikes, thousands of dollars are added on to the cost of constructing of new homes, hospitals and government buildings.
It’s clear the unions are calling the shots in Queensland. They know they can do whatever they want and this Labor Government won’t do a thing to stop their thuggery and intimidation.
This is despite a full Royal Commission and a Federal Court judge criticising the CFMEU for thinking they are “above the law”.
These illegal strikes hit the pocket of every Queenslander.
They add to the cost of buying a home or doing business and everyday Queenslanders pick up the tab because of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s weak leadership.
Strikes put business investment under a cloud and risk the jobs of thousands of Queenslanders, particularly in the construction industry.
This Premier promised to work with union leaders to resolve industrial disputes – that clearly hasn’t happened so yet another broken promise from Labor.
With record high electricity prices and a regional youth jobs crisis, Queenslanders simply cannot afford another three years of Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor. — Jarrod Bleijie MP, LNP spokesman for Industrial Relations