"Ai Group has had a constructive working relationship with all of Ms McManus’s predecessors in the role over recent decades and we look forward to a similar constructive relationship with Ms McManus.
"The role of ACTU Secretary is an important one. It obviously requires strong advocacy on behalf of union members, but it also requires that a thoughtful and responsible approach is taken to ensure that industry and workers benefit from conditions that create a growing economy, increased employment and the maintenance of industry competitiveness.
"Ai Group and its members have been dealing with Ms McManus since the mid-1990s when she first joined the ASU as an organiser. We look forward to continuing to work together on issues of mutual benefit to industry and workers. There are many of these issues, including skills, superannuation and work health and safety, to name just a few," Mr Willox said.
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