Liberals will bring back WorkChoices: ACTU poll

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Liberals will bring back WorkChoices: ACTU poll

The ACTU is claiming that a majority of Australians believe a Liberal Government led by Tony Abbott will bring back WorkChoices, basing its view on a new national opinion poll released today.

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The ACTU is claiming that a majority of Australians believe a Liberal Government led by Tony Abbott-led will bring back WorkChoices, basing its view on a new national opinion poll released today.
 
The poll of 2099 working Australians finds fewer than one-fifth (18%) believe it unlikely the Liberals will reintroduce WorkChoices.
 
And more than one-half (53%) believe it is likely or very likely Tony Abbott’s Liberals (if they were elected) would reintroduce WorkChoices, even if it was under a different name.
 
The poll finds that the top three concerns that working Australians have about the Liberals’ expected return to WorkChoices if elected are:
  1. The potential cuts to wages and conditions
  2. Less protection from unfair dismissal
  3. Employers having more power to dictate working hours.
ACTU poll
 
The ACTU poll conducted by Auspoll also found:
  • 88% of working Australians say it is important that wages keep pace with family costs of living
  • 82% are concerned about their personal job security.
‘The vast majority of working Australians are worried about maintaining their incomes and keeping their jobs after the financial crisis and this underlines their concern about the Liberals bringing back WorkChoices,’ ACTU president Sharan Burrow said.
 
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