Strike limits may extend to service sector – expert

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 29-Jan-18

Unions NSW secretary Mark Morey says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to suspend strike action by Sydney train drivers has set a "worrying precedent". The ruling was based on a section of the Fair Work Act which allows protected industrial action to be suspended if the welfare of the public could be at risk. The University of Sydney’s Professor Shae McCrystal says the ruling could potentially apply to a broad range of service industries, such as schools, childcare centres and medical clinics. The Rail, Tram & Bus Union’s national secretary Bob Nanva claims that the FWC ruling signals the "death of the right to strike" in Australia.

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AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, UNIONS NSW, AUSTRALIAN RAIL, TRAM AND BUS INDUSTRY UNION, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, SYDNEY TRAINS, THE AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP

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