Democrats to decide Electrolux Bill position tomorrow

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Democrats to decide Electrolux Bill position tomorrow

The Democrats will discuss their position on the Government’s move to validate all employment-related clauses of certified agreements in a Party Room meeting tomorrow morning.

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The Democrats will discuss their position on the Government’s move to validate all employment-related clauses of certified agreements in a Party Room meeting tomorrow morning. 

Labor has countered the Government’s move by announcing it will move amendments to validate all the clauses of the agreements until the agreement expires. 

The need for legislation became critical when the High Court ruled that a clause allowing non-union members to be charged for the union bargaining on their behalf was invalid, and declared that only employment-related clauses could be certified. 

A spokeswoman for Senator Andrew Murray, their Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations, said they expected the Bill would be debated in Parliament tomorrow afternoon or Thursday. 

Their support for Labor’s amendments would enable them to be passed in the Senate. The Government would then have to decide whether to accept them in the Lower House, or withdraw the Bill. 

However both Labor and the Government say it is urgent that the matter be resolved in this sitting of parliament. 

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