Unions to voice IR concerns


ORGANISERS of industrial relations forums in Grafton and Maclean tomorrow are hoping a wide section of the community attends.

Australian Workers Union North Coast organiser, David Lyons, said he would even be keen for Nationals politicians Ian Causley and Steve Cansdell to attend.

"It is important that they fully understand the Industrial Relations legislation, what it is about and how it will affect their constituents," he said.

"I have never seen the National party as being as right wing as their Coalition colleagues."

Mr Lyons said if the legislation followed the United States lead, nonunion workers could find themselves paid 30 per cent less than unionised colleagues.

One meeting will be in the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club and the other at the Clarence Hotel, Maclean. Both start at 8.30am.

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