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Greens support building workers protesting ABCC

The Australian Greens today put their support behind the building and construction workers rallying around Australia for the  removal of the undemocratic building and construction laws at the time when a worker is facing gaol for taking a stand against the ABCC.

"The Greens remain committed to the principle of one law for all workers. Australians working in the building and construction sector should not be singled out for more punitive treatment," Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for Employment and Workplace Relations says the Building Construction Industry Improvement legislation has now been in operation longer under the Labor Government that it was under the Howard regime.

"The Greens have proven our commitment to workplace equality, but the Government and Coalition have failed to do so. We helped negotiate the end of Work Choices and we will not be letting the Government 'forget' about its promise on the ABCC.

"The ALP Government was elected to remove inequality in Australian workplaces. That commitment was made to thousands of Australian workers and their families and it cannot be ignored.

"The Greens continue to be the only party truly standing up for the rights of building workers in this country," concluded Senator Siewert.

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