Abetz calls for watchdog to bring unions to heel
THE Federal Gov- ernment will next t week try, but fail, l, oobring to pass back laws the to
e controversial con- struction industry y cop, giving it an- other double-dis- solution trigger.
Employment t ccrAbetz’s Minister push Eric for the reintroduction of the Australian Building and Construction Commission comes as unions picket at the Port of Brisbane and in Sydney after Hutchison Ports sacked workers by email and text.
Senator Abetz (pictured) hinted the unions’ actions, w which have defied th the Fair Work C Commission’s rulin ing to stop, were a re reason the ABCC ne needed to be reinst stated. It was du dumped by the La Labor government.
“The evidence of thuggery and in intimidation of em employers and workersk i is overwhelming,” Senator Abetz said.
“There needs to be a strong independent regulator ... which will introduce a meaningful deterrent to breaking the law.”
The Bill is unlikely to pass because it does not have the support of Labor or the Greens.