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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.

Health Services Union, Hsu, Julia Gillard, Unions

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...

Australian Labor Party, Julia Gillard, Unions

Union pay requests labelled a 'rain on the payrolls'

Story Published: 21 May 2013

A UNION push for a $30-per-week increase to the minimum wage has been described as a “raid on the payrolls” of Australia’s...

Fair Work Commission, Payroll, Small Business, Unions

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...

Ian Macfarlane, Lng Project, Unions, Woodside Petroleum

Business groups and Unions together on job pitch to Abbott

Story Published: 30 Jun 2014

NEW JOBS boards need to be created in areas of high unemployment, like the Fraser Coast and Northern Rivers, to help...

Business Groups, Community Groups, Job Boards, Regional Australia, Tonyy Abbott, Unions

Unions urge Newman to reconsider gutting workers comp

Story Published: 13 Oct 2013

UNION chiefs have urged the Newman Government to reconsider drastic changes to Queensland’s worker’s compensation scheme...

Newman Government, Unions, Workers Compensation

ACA chief calls on Federal Govt to change Fair Work laws

Story Published: 31 Oct 2012

A NATIONAL coal mining lobby group has called on the Federal Government to dismantle its Fair Work legislation claiming it...

Australian Government, Business, Fair Work Australia, Legislation, Mining Industry, Nikki Williams, Unions

BMA v Union war may not be over yet

Story Published: 27 Oct 2012

A DEAL between the unions and the mines should be seen not as a peace treaty but as a momentary ceasefire, says expert.

Bhp Billiton, Bma, Cfmeu, Industrial Action, Mitsubishi, Unions

Australia needs 'dose of Thatcher' - Fletcher chief

Story Published: 22 Aug 2013

AUSTRALIA has old-fashioned union arrangements and needs "a dose of Margaret Thatcher," says Mark Adamson, the British...

Australian Economy, Fletcher Building, Industrial Relations, Margaret Thatcher, Unions

New watchdog will oversee union

Story Published: 14 Nov 2013

A NEW watchdog to oversee Australia’s unions will be set up, after laws to create the Registered Organisations Commission...

Eric Abetz, Unions, Watchdog

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