Why unions are furious about the blocked Sydney train strike

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Unions fear the erosion of the right to strike or take other industrial action in Australia

The Fair Work Commission’s decision to suspend Sydney’s train strike has unions up in arms about the erosion of the right to strike in Australia.

While the New South Wales government and some commuters might breathe a sigh of relief, the cancellation of a strike that met all the requirements for protected industrial action will provide fresh impetus to unions’ Change the Rules campaign to strengthen collective bargaining rights.

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