If you're heading to town, make sure you go along to support the protest!
Jenny Macklin voiced Labor's stance against the HEWRR, in a media release earlier today. Here's a snippet from that release:
...The Howard Government has announced unprecedented workplace relations conditions for university and TAFE funding that have nothing whatsoever to do with the core function of universities and TAFEs to provide education and training. ...... The Howard Government?s conditions will mean:...and so the pendulum swings...
- Australian Workplace Agreements to prevail over certified agreements that must be offered to all staff
- Threats to existing conditions including current levels of redundancy payouts and maternity leave
- The removal of limits to casual employment levels.