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Unions To Fight O’Farrell’s ‘Grossly Unfair’ Industrial Relations Charge

Brett Holmes, General Secretary, NSWNA PUBLIC sector unions have warned of a wave of campaigns to oppose the O’Farrell government’s latest changes to industrial relations laws, likely to be introduced to Parliament this week. The … Read More

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Safe Patient Care To Be A Managerial Whim Again

First they attacked your wages now it is award conditions including ratios. THE NSW STATE GOVERNMENT has flagged a second wave of attacks against the working conditions of public sector workers including nurses. Last year … Read More

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Australians want workplace laws that provide secure jobs, not greater power for employers: survey

  “There is no public mood to hand over increased power to employers, but more importantly, there is no credible evidence or rationale in the way the Fair Work Act is operating to justify this … Read More

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Australian workers will benefit from greater transparency of superannuation funds: unions

Australian Council of Trade Unions MEDIA RELEASE A Productivity Commission inquiry into default superannuation funds in modern awards will shed welcome light onto the relative performance of industry and retail funds, say unions. ACTU Assistant … Read More

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Course Fees Make Union Seethe

  Regulations governing health professions are stunting Australia’s nursing workforce at a time when it needs to grow, according to Australia’s largest nursing union. The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) issued a statement shortly before Christmas, … Read More

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Speak Up for health and safety: new campaign begins to inform workers of their rights

A new national awareness campaign begins today to inform workers of their rights and employers of their obligations under harmonised health and safety laws. Australian unions have launched the Speak Up campaign so that workers … Read More

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FTT Citizens’ Summary

Proposal for a Financial Transaction Taxation (FTT) Proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax

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Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition

The Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition is submission in response to the Australian Government Tax Forum Discussion Paper released on 28 July 2011. Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition Submission To The Tax Forum

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Westmead Nurses and Midwives The Latest To Act On Unsafe Staffing

Five beds must be closed in understaffed surgical ward Maternity unit has 35 FTE vacancies. All other wards and units are being assessed this week Ongoing nurse and midwife shortages at Westmead Hospital mean a … Read More

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