27 Oct 2022

National Party vows to repeal Fair Pay Agreements

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 27 October 2022

The Fair Pay Agreement Bill - one of Labour's flagship worker policies - has passed, marking one of the most significant shifts in employment relations in decades.

Fair Pay Agreements will enable employers and employees to bargain collectively for industry or occupation-wide minimum employment terms, which the government says will improve employment conditions across the board.

A similar scheme of industry-specific minimums, called employment awards, has been in place in Australia for many years.

National and Act oppose the measures, which they say will hurt small businesses, and vow to repeal the law if elected next year.

National Party workplace relations spokesperson Paul Goldsmith spoke to Corin Dann.