Local councils rejecting WorkChoices, says NSW Govt

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Local councils rejecting WorkChoices, says NSW Govt

More than half of local councils in NSW have chosen to opt out of WorkChoices, State Minister for Industrial Relations, John Della Bosca, claimed today.

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More than half of local councils in NSW have chosen to opt out of WorkChoices, State Minister for Industrial Relations, John Della Bosca, claimed today.

Della Bosca said 82 of the State's 152 local councils had taken advantage of amendments to the NSW Industrial Relations Act which protect State employees.

He said the most recent councils to reject WorkChoices include: Burwood, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Tumut Shire.'Even Waverley Council, an employer of hundreds of workers located in [Opposition Leader Peter] Debnam's own electorate of Vaucluse has opted out of WorkChoices,' Della Bosca said.

Frontline services protected

Waverley Council has been run by the ALP and the Greens for more than a decade.

Della Bosca said the decision by the Councils to reject WorkChoices 'means frontline services provided by childcare workers, librarians, gardeners and road workers will be protected'.

He said the NSW Office of Industrial Relations has received more than 200,000 calls from residents across NSW since the introduction of WorkChoices with many people complaining about wage cuts and loss of entitlements.

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