The Health Services Union welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s withdrawal of the Ensuring Integrity legislation from a further vote in the Senate during today’s national press club speech.

Quotes attributable to Tim Jacobson, Acting National Secretary, Health Services Union

“This is a victory for all working Australians. Unions are vital to protecting worker rights and campaigning for stronger communities and a fairer society.”

“HSU members are working at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, across diverse roles such as aged care workers, disability support workers, paramedics, allied health professionals, mental health clinicians, hospital staff, medical researchers, often for some of the lowest wages and in the most difficult conditions of any sector.”

“Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, our vulnerable workers can understand the importance of a union, and of working together to look after each other.”

“The decision is welcomed on behalf of our members, every worker around the country, and those currently looking for work – who unions will continue to advocate for.”

“The HSU and its members were proud to be involved in the defeat of the Bill last year and to this day we have held onto that unwavering commitment to our cause.”

“As we continue to navigate these difficult times, and in the everyday fight we undertake for our members, we will work with the Government at any opportunity to improve the lives of our members.”

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