The key to raising Australia’s productivity lies in changing workplace culture not reducing work place rights according to this submission to the Fair Work Act review.

In its submission to the Federal Government’s review of the Fair Work Act, AIER debunks the myth that deregulation and “flexibility” is the source of productivity gain.
 “There is no research that verifies the link between lower labour standards (via deregulation) and productivity gain” says AIER Executive Director, Lisa Heap.
 “On the contrary this orthodox neo liberal view of productivity and the labour market has been well and truly superseded by research, including from organisations like the OECD and IMF that now accept that strong core labour rights including respect for freedom of association, collective bargaining and less disparity in access to minimum standards, is key to social cohesion and sustainable economic development”,  Ms Heap said.

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