The union bosses are the winners and ratepayers are the
losers under Labor's new industrial relation laws passed by Parliament.
Councils are warning the new heavily union-dominated laws
could cost up to 1500 jobs throughout the state due to banning of contracting
out and removing the flexibility of local councils to manage their workforce in
the best way to meet local costs and demands.
Controversially, the laws also enshrine “union
encouragement” clauses for the public sector making government managers
responsible for “encouraging” union membership in the workforce with
resources such as phones and office space.
This means that privacy of workers is compromised with
unions being able to access public servants personal contact details.
Another impact of these changes is that schools who were
previously able to save money by outsourcing maintenance works to local
contractors under the LNP, will now have to go through the more costly process
of getting the work done through Q-Build.
Queenslanders jobs, their privacy and cost of living are
all under threat from this union controlled Labor Government.