Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says Paul Howes should join the Liberal Party if he is going reinforce Tony Abbott's attacks on workers.
AWU National Secretary, Paul Howes, told the National Press Club today that that "there has been a pattern of unsustainable wages growth".
"Paul Howes should resign as union secretary and join the Liberal party if he is going to just parrot Tony Abbott's attack on people's wages," said Mr Bandt.
"On the same day the government is in the Fair Work Commission attacking people's wages, Paul Howes is out there spinning Tony Abbott's argument."
"Why is one of the most prominent union leaders in the country giving ammunition to Tony Abbott's attack on Australian wages? It is a disgrace."
"Paul Howes seems more interested in pursuing his long term goal of becoming Prime Minister than representing ordinary Australian workers."