One Nation deal to rush EA cuts

Published: 15 May 2020

One Nation Senators have done a deal with the Morrison Government so that just 24 hours’ notice is needed for workers to vote on important changes to Enterprise Agreements.

Previously, seven days’ notice was required for workers to vote on any EA changes, to allow time for discussion and consultation.

Yesterday, Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts voted against Labor’s disallowance motion to the Government’s new regulation allowing EA changes to be rushed through.



Workers can now be sprung with a vote to reduce their pay and conditions with little time to understand the consequences.

Our Union is urging mining and energy employers not to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by using changed workplace laws to undermine the conditions contained in Enterprise Agreements that have been negotiated in good faith by workers.

"Our industries needs the goodwill of their workers now more than ever,” said General President Tony Maher. 

"If anyone is sprung with a surprise vote on changes to an Enterprise Agreement, we encourage them to contact the Union and to vote no if they are unsure."