Senators should reject sneaky cuts to Paid Parental Leave

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is urging the Nick Xenophon Team and other cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s latest underhand attempt at cutting paid parental leave (PPL) for working families. ANMF Acting Federal Secretary Annie Butler said the cruel cuts, contained in the Omnibus Bill ripping billions of […]

Senate must reject new moves to cut Paid Parental Leave

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is re-issuing its warnings about the wide-range of detrimental impacts that cuts to paid parental leave (PPL) would have on mothers and their babies. It follows reports that Federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter will attempt to introduce a Bill which will strip working […]

Women still losing out on pay at every stage of life

A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) today reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement. The ACTU’s Gender Pay Gap – Over the Life Cycle report shows that […]

Malcolm Turnbull’s agenda on women under question

Recent praise for Malcolm Turnbull’s efforts to address issues faced by women – such as domestic violence and lack of representation in parliament – will be tarred unless he stops the Minister for Social Services attack on Paid Parental Leave(PPL) and acts to curb gender inequality. Unions warmly welcome assistance for women experiencing domestic violence […]

New PM must stand up for our families, our health and our community

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on his elevation to Prime Minister and is now calling on him to remain, unlike his predecessor, true to his promises and to lead a Government that is committed to advocacy not slogans. “Advocacy is a large part of […]

Attack on paid parental leave must be rejected

Unions will today appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs calling for the wholesale rejection of the Abbott Government’s push to force parents back to work shortly after the birth of their child. Unions will be joined by community groups and workers in Canberra to outline deep-held concerns about the Abbott Government’s proposed […]

Unions to work with business over cuts to paid parental leave

Unions will work together with business to combat attempts by the Abbott Government to strip away paid parental leave from 80,000 Australian families. Around 1000 union delegates from around the country have voted to work with employers, community and women’s groups to lobby MPs to oppose any reduction in employees’ access to the government paid […]

Paid parental leave: more questions than answers

Up to 100,000 nurses and midwives could lose access to publicly-funded paid parental leave (PPL) if drastic cuts to the scheme go ahead as a result of this year’s Budget, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Federal Secretary Lee Thomas warned the Government’s slashing of PPL was contrary to expert advice showing […]

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