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Abbott’s attack on unions

Minimum WageSeptember 13, 2013

Abbott’s attack on unions (Last Updated On: September 13, 2013)

The Coalition intends to abandon $1.5 billion of union-linked wage increases for up to 350,000 workers in aged and childcare, challenging one of the union movement’s strongholds.

A spokesman for Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott confirmed the funding for higher wages committed by the Gillard Labor government would be re-directed because the money was to be funnelled through agreements negotiated by unions, including the scandal-hit Health Services Union.

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