Deteriorating conditions generating new opposition in Australia

On the back of the recent decision by the industrial tribunal to cut penalty rates for thousands of Australian workers, more reports are surfacing of the widespread nature of underpayment in Australia. Farms have been identified as using dodgy employment contracts to underpay workers, while a food chain like Domino Pizza uses sub-contracting arrangements to underpay its workers. In response, in the supermarket sector, the newly established Retail and Fast Food Workers Union, is seeking to renegotiate old workplace agreements, and Sally McManus, the newly elected leader of the Australian Council of Trade Unions has publicly supported workers breaking laws when taking industrial action in support of their conditions.