Key headings Key questions
1 Identify Title: Unions call for end to discrimination against constru
Speaker: Jeff Lawrence – Secretary of the ACTU
2 Outline The main idea: The ACTU asks the Federal Government to take immediate action to reduce deaths in the construction industry and repeal laws that discriminate against building workers. They also indicate the importance of giving a safe and fair work condition to workers. It tells us the quantities of workers have died on construction.
3 Explain the issue or problem The article talks about the health and safety issue, and the problem about discrimination in the construction industry. The article tells us the serious issue about the construction industry’s working condition’s problem – high level of death and injuries. As we all know, Every one of these deaths is a tragedy that affects families, friends, workmates and the whole community. We can know from the article that the Federal Government has failed in its duty to protect the workers’ lives in the industry.
4 Evaluate/Justify In my opinion, I think the Federal Government has responsibility to protect the workers’ safety and they will be treated fairly in construction industry. The government needs to set new law to restrict working condition of the construction and repeal laws that discrimination against building workers. For unions, they can discuss both with employers and government and try to improve the health and safety condition at workplace, also they can help the workers against the discrimination. For business, the most important thing is that to keep the workers safety. For workers themselves, they need be carefully when they are working.
5 Summarize To sum up, the ACTU are trying to make effect to make sure the construction’s workers are working in a health and safe place. They are trying to call government...