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Union denies using witchdoctors

Story Published: 18 Jun 2012

AUSTRALIA’S unions may offer incentives to boost their membership, but rarely would they consult a witchdoctor for help.

Unions stalling new mine projects

Story Published: 4 Jul 2012

A SURVEY of the resources industry found one-in-five new mine projects were being hindered or stalled by...

Builders welcome proposal to restrict unions

Story Published: 1 Feb 2014

MASTER Builders Australia welcomed proposed changes to see union powers axed on greenfields agreements along with their...

Gillard 'disgusted' by HSU

Story Published: 15 May 2012

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has expressed her “disgust” at the behaviour of officials in the Health Services Union.

Project demise a blow to economy, resources sector

Story Published: 13 Apr 2013

OPPOSITION resources spokesman Ian Macfarlane says unions are to blame for Woodside Petroleum’s decision to shelve the $40...

Bill proposes jail time for union officials abusing position

Story Published: 11 Feb 2013

UNION officials found to be using their position to gain an illegal financial advantage should be subject to up to five...

Fewer foreigners are applying for skilled work visas

Story Published: 5 Feb 2013

THE number of foreign workers applying for skilled work visas is falling – but their use is still provoking fiery...

Fears for Qantas planes as maintenance facility to close

Story Published: 8 Nov 2013

UNIONS have warned Qantas planes will not be as safe after the Australian icon announced on Friday that it was closing its...

Holden restructure means 500 fewer jobs

Story Published: 8 Apr 2013

HOLDEN has cited the high Australian dollar and one of the “most open and competitive car markets in the world” for its...

Leadership reports 'BS': union

Story Published: 19 Jul 2012

WAYNE Swan and other senior Labor figures hosed down suggestions the party and its vital union backing was moving away from...

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