The peak union body has released research backing the Labor government’s push for multi-employer bargaining under its planned industrial relations changes.
ACTU pushes gender pay benefits in bill
Multi-employer bargaining would narrow the gender pay gap for working women, according to an ACTU report.
As expected, the research backs planned legislative changes to the industrial relations regime that the federal government is trying to get passed before year-end.
“Multi-employer bargaining, and especially the single interest and supported streams, are critical for closing the gender pay gap,” ACTU President Michele O’Neil said on Thursday.
“Giving more women – both in industries with larger pay gaps and industries with more women – access to bargaining benefits those workers, but also the economy.”