The benefits of multiple employer agreements
One aspect of the Albanese Labor government’s Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill which recently passed into law, was the ability of similar employers to be included into the same agreement.
This is intended to improve wages, partly by not encouraging businesses to compete by undercutting wages in a race to the bottom.
In SA, the experience with Catholic and Lutheran single interest agreements has been beneficial to both schools and employees.
The IEU relayed our experience with single interest agreements in a submission to Senator David Pocock, who held the deal breaking vote in the Senate. It can be accessed here.
Thankfully Senator Pocock came through the intense flurry of conflicting opinions and advice with a decision to support the Bill.