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Thales uses code to take on unions

Nov 21, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

Thales Australia is testing the limits of the Coalition's contentious building code by seeking to extend it into manufacturing, invoking the code to scrap long-held union conditions.

The munitions company allegedly told unions last week that the Department of Defence had advised that its enterprise agreement must be compliant with the code if it is to be eligible to renew its multibillion-dollar contract next year.

The position would mark an unprecedented expansion of the code's cove...