The H.R. Nicholls Society says it is utterly dismayed by the Turnbull Government’s decision to delay the passage of legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
As Australia’s leading proponent of people’s right to work free from union interference and intimidation, the Society says the Government’s decision is a betrayal of both its own supporters and of workers.
The President of the HR Nicholls Society, Adam Bisits says, “The Heydon Royal Commission established by this Government was absolutely vital in uncovering a raft of corrupt behavior – not only by unions, but equally by weak companies and company mangers who sell out their own workers by paying off unions in ill-advised attempts to buy industrial peace.”
“Independent anti-corruption bodies, such as the ABCC, are absolutely vital in exposing this sort of cynical collusion, and making sure that workers are protected from the manipulation of their interests by both company management and unions” says Mr Bisits.
“In delaying the re-establishment of the ABCC, the Government is sending a signal to big unions and big business that it tacitly approves of sleazy deals which harm the interests of working people, and entrench the power of the old-style industrial relations cartels that have no place in a modern economy” says Mr Bisits.