We can only rebuild better if we do it together. Union members provide a unique perspective, with workers bringing in their skills and expertise to address the challenges that government and businesses will be facing now and in the future.
As employers and workers face the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever to maintain and strengthen worker participation. A crisis is not the time for employers to revert to top-down decision making. Now is the time for transparency, fair consultation, and keeping people at the heart of any response.
In the long term, worker representation will steer us through the crisis and beyond. From full health and safety representation at work, to the implementation of company decisions and policies, and all the way to Government legislation and initiatives, workers must be there as an equal partner.
When we come together in a union, we stand tall together, stand as one, and look out for each other – that’s why we need to be part of the decision making process.
Government, industry and employers have a choice in how they respond to this crisis and shape the future. We call on them to work with people in our unions to rebuild better.