The secret back-channel email correspondence between Labor Minister Mark Bailey and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) illustrates the deepseated connection between trade union bosses and the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
In fact, Labor are owned lock, stock and barrel by the unions.
That means Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Ministers put self-interest and paybacks to their union masters ahead of the interest of Queenslanders.
It’s a corrupt alliance which means that ETU bosses call the shots and Queenslanders pay the price – literally – through record high electricity prices that will continue to increase.
Labor could take meaningful action to bring down electricity bills for households and small businesses but they are too busy dancing to the tune of their union masters.
While Labor are in power, electricity policy will be dictated by ETU bosses and Queenslanders will continue to be ripped off.
If elected, the LNP will ensure that Queenslanders come first and while trade unions have their role, electricity policy will not be run by the ETU bosses.
We will make board appointments to governmentowned energy companies solely on merit, not as paybacks to union bosses.
The LNP will also appoint a consumer representative to the Board of the network businesses to ensure the board is focused on sustainably lowering prices through cost control.
We want the best and brightest running our energy companies to improve efficiency and put maximum downward pressure on electricity prices for consumers and businesses.
While no-one disputes the rights of workers are to be respected and receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, Labor’s sweetheart union deals only serve the fat cat union bosses.
Only the LNP will put Queenslanders first and we will always act in the interest of Queenslanders, not the trade union bosses.