Coalition to tighten union right of entry

The Australian reports:

FRESH restrictions on unions entering workplaces and limits on their ability to get big pay deals on new resource projects will make up the next wave of industrial relations changes the Abbott government will introduce early next year.


But proposed legislation to have unions and employers show they have discussed productivity before above-inflation wage rises are approved is unlikely to be introduced into federal parliament until later next year.

The government is also likely to delay promised changes to Labor’s system of individual flexibility arrangements, as well as changes to strike laws.


Employment Minister Eric Abetz used a speech to resource-sector employers yesterday to detail the Coalition’s proposed changes to the right-of-entry laws and rules governing pay and conditions on so-called greenfield projects.


Senator Abetz said the current right-of-entry provisions were not balanced and the Coalition would seek to return them to the way they operated under the Howard government.

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