Canberra bishop speaks out on job insecurity fears

Canberra-Goulburn Auxiliary Bishop Pat Power has voiced his concern about the impact of the Federal Government's planned industrial relations reforms, saying ordinary people feel vulnerable with fears of job insecurity.

The Border Mail reports that Bishop Power told a forum on Wednesday that the provisions of the legislation stack up against the huge salaries being given to top company executives was a matter of serious concern.

Bishop Power was among a group of speakers to address the gathering on fairness in Australian society, organised by ACT unions.

He said ordinary people in his constituency are voicing their concerns about the imminent changes.

"The whole thing of security of tenure, with regard to employment and so on, and people just feeling somewhat vulnerable," he said. "His remarks followed a statement yesterday by the National Council of Churches voicing their concerns about the legislation.

Bishop: People feel vulnerable (The Border Mail 30/6/05)

Church leaders worried about Howard IR changes (CathNews 29/6/05)
Bishop hits back at Minister's claims on IR reforms 1/6/05)
Catholic body seeks meeting with Minister over workplace laws (CathNews 30/5/05)

31 Jul 2005