A competition bill returning to parliament this week increases the minimum penalty for a strike or boycott in support of another dispute from $750,000

Labor will oppose a Coalition bid to raise the penalty for secondary boycotts and sympathy strikes to $10m, a move that would further crack down on unions and water down the right to strike.

Under a competition law bill introduced in March and expected to return to parliament this week, the Turnbull government would increase the minimum penalty for secondary boycotts from $750,000 to $10m.

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