Tuesday 8 November, 6pm


Unequal Power: Who will be the big losers

in IR changes?

Eva Cox (chair)
Alison Peters, Unions NSW
Mimi Zou, LHMU
Minna Knight, Australian Business Limited
Sally Moyle, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

The Howard Government’s proposed reforms will transform industrial relations in Australia by setting up a system that assumes that workers can bargain with employers. What happens to those workers and potential workers with limited power? While skill shortages will give some workers increased bargaining power, what happens to others? Good employers don’t need legislative control but who controls the bad ones and many ordinary ones? Join the panel of speakers above to discuss these questions and look at groups who may have problems. Who is most likely to be affected adversely; what will happen to pay equity; how work/life balance will be affected and what about those moving off welfare?

Tuesday 08 November 2005

18.00 for 18.30-20.30

Mitchell Theatre
Level 1
280 Pitt Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Admission free but please book (02) 9262 7300

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