‘This is a disgrace’: Michaelia Cash slams new union proposal
Michaelia Cash believes Labor needs to put forward the needs of Australians before “out of touch union leaders”.
Union’s NSW has laid out a proposal that would force workers who choose not to join a trade union to pay possibly hundreds of dollars in fees because they’re “free riding”
The unions claim these non-union workers benefit from the union’s deals with employers so therefore, they should pay up.
The policy document, handed to Prime Minister Albanese ahead of the skills summit says “the free-riding must stop”.
“I mean I know this is the year of the strike, but these people are out of control!” Jim said.
“The last time I checked, isn’t it a choice whether or not to join a union? Well not according to Unions New South Wales!”
Shadow Employment Minister Michaelia Cash told Jim the idea is “stark raving mad”.
“It would trash the fundamental right of Australians having freedom of association,” she said.
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