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Ai Group Statement on ACTU Rallies

"The ACTU deserves widespread condemnation for organising a series of protest rallies on Wednesday 10 April. The rallies will be bad for investment and bad for jobs. They are not in the short or long term interests of workers, businesses or the broader community," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, said today.

"Employees who stop work to attend the rallies could face hefty penalties for unlawful industrial action, and it is unfair for the ACTU to expose workers to these consequences.

“Businesses and workers work best when they work together. Only successful businesses can offer superior wages and conditions, and genuine job security.

"The ACTU’s rallies and its class-war rhetoric needs to be decisively rejected by all political parties. Australian workplaces have moved on from the strike-plagued 1960s and 70s. The retrograde approach of the ACTU has no place in modern workplaces," Mr Willox said.

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