Work should be rewarding and enriching. It should form the basis for the prosperity of our families, our communities and our state. Workers are entitled to expect work laws which provide them with the protections, rights and responsibilities that come with a just and sustainable society and, importantly, protect every worker against unfair treatment and unsafe conditions.
Workers should be supported by a strong, independent and accessible industrial relations tribunal to assist parties in resolving workplace conflict when it occurs. Furthermore, there should be a comprehensive award system providing a genuine safety net of wages and conditions and the genuine right to bargain collectively including the internationally recognised right to take industrial action.
Women must receive equal pay for equal work – and have the opportunity to succeed in male-dominated industries.
As a lawyer, and former union industrial officer, Alison has both the credentials and the passion for progressing workers’ rights. Alison is committed to improving and protecting the rights of people at work including provisions for pay equity for women and protections for whistle-blowers.