Cutting penalty rates will harm healthcare – ANMF

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is warning the Abbott Government that stripping away nurses’ penalty rates and other allowances would compromise the healthcare provided to all Australians. The Acting Federal Secretary of the ANMF, Annie Butler, said penalty rates and shift loadings comprise a significant portion of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Midwife’s […]

Workplace laws inquiry another attack on rights at work – ACTU

Australian Unions will use the Productivity Commission inquiry into workplace laws to make the case for significant improvements in Australian’s rights at work. The Productivity Commission released five issues papers for the inquiry on its website today. ACTU President Ged Kearney said there is no doubt the Abbott Government initiated the inquiry as a tool […]

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