ACTU Demands to "Change The Rules" in a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Shows Lack of Business Nous: CCIQ

Monday 19 November, 2018 | By: Dan Petrie and Thomas Birkbeck

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) “Change The Rules” campaign needs to address the challenges facing businesses in hiring staff and growing the wider economy as opposed to repeating a slogan.

CCIQ notes that Fair Work Commission (FWC) has already lifted the minimum wage by 3.3% this year; well above Australia’s inflation rate of 1.7% and the rates of casualisation have remained constant for the last 20 years.

CCIQ’s Head of Industry, Dan Petrie says the union movement’s list of demands are already being met and moves to reverse the FWC’s decision to modernise the penalty rates decision affecting casual hospitality  workers only creates uncertainty for the small business sector.

“The unions want to go against an industrial umpire they established and rarely seek to understand the challenges of operating a small business in today’s economy.

“With an onerous tax environment and high electricity costs, the themes championed by the ACTU indicate the movement must develop an understanding of the costs associated with running a business.”

CCIQ notes there are 426,000 small businesses in Queensland employing 20 or more people and the one-size-fits-all slogan has little basis in fact.

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