It has urged the federal government to consider the adverse effects of its Fair Work Act on WA workplaces before further investment in the region is impacted.
“There is no doubt the Pilbara region remains Australia’s epicentre of prosperous new resources projects, including the Roy Hill and Solomon Hub projects onshore and offshore, LNG projects such as Gorgon, Wheatstone and Pluto,” Knight said.
“The Pilbara is generating north of $100 billion for the WA economy. With a further $98 billion worth of projects in various pre-approval stages across WA, the Pilbara has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs for local workers.
“But this can only continue if employers can utilise constructive workforce strategies to deliver these projects on time and on budget.”
This article first appeared in ILN's sister publication MiningNews.net.