Unions attack ‘human centipede’ visa system

The national secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), Dan Walton, penned an article in The AFR attacking Australia’s “human centipede” approach to immigration. Walton has called for employers who recruit migrant workers to be required to provide a traineeship or apprenticeship for a local worker in the same role, or to contribute to a pool of funding to train Australians for such a role.

Walton also wants “strict labour market testing” alongside “default union membership for all migrants”:

Australian jobs should be filled by Australians wherever possible…

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