Unions demand action against rogue labour hire operators

Story Published: 14 Jul 2015

A PUBLIC register of labour hire companies employing temporary overseas workers should be created to prevent worker...

457 Visa, Labour Hire, Overseas Workers, Unions, Worker Exploitation

Labor praises Shorten after two long days in the box

Story Published: 10 Jul 2015

LABOR has taken aim at the royal commission into trade unions following leader Bill Shorten’s testimony this week.

Bill Shorten, Labor, Royal Commission, Unions

Government presses Shorten to explain union deal

Story Published: 19 Jun 2015

BILL Shorten may have to explain payments made by the Australian Workers Union to his 2007 election campaign for the seat...

Bill Shorten, Christopher Pyne, Unions

Unions question Hockey's corporate tax avoidance ommission

Story Published: 31 Mar 2015

TAX reform has received wide support – but a union has questioned why Treasurer Joe Hockey has not raised corporate tax...

Joe Hockey, Tax, Unions

Unions urge end to temporary work visas

Story Published: 30 Apr 2015

UNIONS are calling for the Federal Government to abandon Australia’s temporary worker visa system in favour of a permanent...

Unions, Work Visa

Minimum pay battle heats up between unions and business

Story Published: 27 Mar 2015

UNIONS are pushing for the minimum wage to be increased by $27 a week, while business wants only a $5-a-week raise in...

Business, Minimum Wage, Unions

Miners push for new strike rules

Story Published: 16 Mar 2015

MINING firms are pushing for strikes to be limited to employment-related claims and seeking wider changes to the Fair Work...

Mining, Unions

Split on local shipping wages

Story Published: 20 May 2015

AN ABBOTT government move to cut the pay of foreign workers on ships in Australian waters was rejected by unions on...

Foreign Workers, Unions, Wages

OPINION: Royal commission or witch hunt?

Story Published: 11 Jul 2015

BILL Shorten called this royal commission a witch hunt from the outset, and at first I was inclined to agree. But then came...

Alp, Australian Workers Union, Awu, Bill Shorten, Bribery, Cfmeu, Coalition, Corruption, Labor, Liberals, Lnp, Opinion, Royal Commission, Strange Politics, Tony Abbott, Unions

Unions want inquiry into asbestos importation

Story Published: 16 Jul 2015

THE Australian Council of Trade Unions has called for an independent inquiry to investigate how materials containing...

Actu, Asbestos, Government, Import, Inquiry, Unions

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