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IR changes won't mean more strikes, ACTU

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April 15, 2018

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus says there will be no surge in strikes if there are changes to laws.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says the federal government's accusation that changing employment laws would result in the worst outbreak in strikes since the 1970s is just a "crazy fantasy".

"We just want to see an outbreak of pay rises, not an outbreak of strike action," Ms McManus told ABC television promoting the union's "Change the Rules" campaign that gets into full swing this week.

A series of marches across the country will be the biggest campaign since the "Your Rights At Work" push in 2007 that helped bring down Work Choices and the Howard government and will start in Melbourne on April 17.

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