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Last night the Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie gave her assessment of the industrial relations omnibus bill in the lower house, finding it a mix of good and bad elements.
Sharkie appears not to be persuaded by unions on one important provision, a reduction in the backpay available for misclassified casuals, but shares their concerns about another, that allows part-time workers to pick up extra hours at ordinary time rates.
On casuals entitlements, Sharkie said:
Unions have raised concerns that…

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