ETU slams ACCC for sale recommendations

ETU slams ACCC for sale recommendations

The Electrical Trades Union has lashed out at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, saying it is supporting big business and not consumers.

The comments come as the competition watchdog has recommended state governments sell their energy assets, in order to improve productivity in the long-term.

But ETU National Secretary Allen Hicks says this recommendation goes against the body’s purpose which is to protect the consumer.

Mr Hicks says the consumers are the ones that end up paying the price and there is evidence to support that argument.

He also says privatising companies could actually see revenue go overseas and lead to a decrease in skilled workers in the sector.

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