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Low-paid women lose from dumped super rebate

Sales assistants, checkout operators and food preparation assistants are set to bear the brunt of the Coalition’s attack on superannuation. A bill which overturns the superannuation rebate along with the mining tax and other spending … Read More

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Bathurst campaigns to stop cuts

NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members at Bathurst Hospital will hold a special branch meeting today to plan their response to the State Government’s decision to close five beds in the hospital’s medical ward … Read More

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Pregnancy discrimination is top workplace complaint

Workers who have experienced discrimination while pregnant or when they have returned to work after having a baby are being urged to tell their stories to a national inquiry. This comes as the Fair Work … Read More

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ANMF welcomes scrapping of education cap

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the axing of the controversial $2000 a year cap on tax deductibility on work-related self-education expenses. The ANMF had warned the tax, announced by former Federal … Read More

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Abbott attacks low-paid retirement incomes

The Abbott Government’s announcement that it will scrap the 15 percent tax on superannuation income above $100,000 a year, while removing superannuation tax breaks for workers on less than $37,000 per year, shows the new … Read More

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Abbott wants to erode Fair Work Commission

The Abbott Government’s attempt to introduce an appeals body to amend decisions made by the Fair Work Commission is another attempt to strip back workers’ rights, the ACTU said on Saturday. ACTU President Ged Kearney … Read More

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Support after the bushfires

The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association extends our sympathy and support to those members who lost homes in the recent bushfires. Members who are suffering financial hardship as a consequence of the fires are invited … Read More

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NSW Government in rush to privatise disability services

The NSW State Government’s unseemly rush to pass legislation that allows it to start privatising its disability services could actually put at risk real choice and the quality of services offered by the National Disability … Read More

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Unions NSW Safety Awards call for nominations

Unions NSW is calling for nominations for the Unions NSW Safety Awards in the following award categories: Best solution to a health and safety issue (WorkCover Award) Best  individual contribution to WHS (WorkCover Award) Safety Mate Award … Read More

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