The ABCC will try to silence workers. We need your help. Sign the petition.
Malcolm Turnbull is trying to get the Senate to vote to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) in the coming weeks.
We urgently need your support to stop it from coming back.
Last time around the ABCC harassed and intimidated construction workers. It stripped away their right to silence – a right even murderers have – and allowed secret interrogations of workers. This one will do the same.
Please watch this video of what happened last time.
In 2008, construction worker Ark Tribe was hauled before the ABCC simply for attending a safety meeting. When he refused to obey the ABCC moved to put him on trial.
The ABCC will attempt to prevent your union and workplace reps from acting on health and safety. During the period of John Howard’s ABCC, deaths on construction sites were at the highest level in the past decade.
The ABCC will target construction, maritime and transport workers – but if it gets up, it’ll just make it easier for Turnbull to go after all workers.
The ABCC Bill will hit the Senate in a couple of weeks. We need the support of key cross bench Senators to block it. However, they haven’t said which way they are going to vote.
Please sign our petition calling on key Senators to vote against the re-introduction of the ABCC.
Together we can stop the ABCC from returning and ensure a fairer and safer Australia.