Australian workers set for big pay rises as Anthony Albanese strikes late-night deal to pass contentious industrial relations laws after weeks of debate
Labor’s contentious industrial relations bill is on track to pass parliament this week after weeks of debate.
The Anthony Albanese government has agreed to redefine a small business – which are exempt from being roped into multi-employer bargaining – to an enterprise with 20 people rather than 15.
It will also include provisions for businesses with fewer than 50 employees to be able to make the case that it’s unreasonable to get forced into multi-employer bargaining agreements.
It comes after Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke struck up a deal with ACT Senator David Pocock on…