Three’s Company: What is multi-employer bargaining?

featuring Fiona Macdonald and Lily Raynes

To combat persistently low wages growth, the Government has put forward its Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill, currently before the Senate. The most contentious reform within the Bill is ‘multi-employer bargaining’.

We’ve heard employer groups call it a ‘seismic shift that will increase strikes’. On the other hand, unions are calling the reforms moderate. What is certain is that the current system is not working for workers.

This was recorded on Tuesday 15th November 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

Speakers:

Fiona Macdonald, Policy Director Industrial and Social with the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute // @DrFionaMac

Lily Raynes, Anne Kantor Fellow with the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute // @lil_raynex

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Edited by: Emily Perkins

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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