A key union figure has slammed criticism of the Fair Work Act, claiming it has returned some balance to workplace relations and cut the number of workplace disputes.
The Act is undergoing a Federal Government review which could see it undergoing major reforms.
UnionsWA secretary Simone McGurk said the previous WorkChoices act had favoured the employer to the detriment of workers.
“Contrary to employer myths, in fact there have been historically low levels of industrial disputes under the Fair Work Act,” she said.
“The latest data from the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) shows in WA we now have one of the lowest recorded levels of industrial disputes in recent history.”Ms McGurk said the days of industrial disputes were largely over thanks to the Fair Work Act.
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