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Remunicipalisation. It’s a big word for a big job, picking-up the pieces from numerous failed attempts to privatise public services originally supplied by local governments. It is the name of the process the City of Paris went through in bringing their water service back in house seven years ago. Long…
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has today urged the Turnbull Government to be open minded in its response to the findings of the Finkel Review into the Future of Security of Australia’s Energy Market. The Government must get on with making energy more affordable, reduce pollution and provide…
Enduring commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement from the Australian Government is critical to ensuring Australia plays it part in addressing climate change alongside ensuring a Just Transition is achieved for workers in emissions-intensive industries and other industries that are facing a period of immense change. The Australian Council of…
New data from the McKell Institute released today shows workers in 45 regional communities will lose $667 million each year from penalty rates cuts, with $289 million of this to leave these electorates altogether to line the pockets of corporations in the cities and overseas. The research shows that more…
Tonight the Federal Government handed down a budget that entrenches inequality at the same time as rewarding corporations. The message from Canberra is clear: Don’t be poor. Don’t be unemployed. Don’t be vulnerable. This Budget attacks those in our community who need the most support. The proposed changes to welfare…
The ACTU welcomes the fantastic news today that Energy Australia has joined AGL and Engie to provide opportunities for retrenched Hazelwood (VIC) workers to continue working in the power industry as part of the Latrobe Valley Worker Transfer Scheme. The scheme is already in action, with workers from Hazelwood starting…
Australian Unions including the ASU, a key union in the energy sector, call on the Turnbull Government to step up and play a proper role in the transition of coal fired power stations in the wake of the Paris Agreement. Releasing a national blueprint for a "Just Transition" today, the…
The ASU says the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station and Mine is a sad day for the Latrobe Valley. >> Click here to read this on the ASU Victorian & Tasmanian A&S Branch website The ASU is saddened by the Engie announcement that the Hazelwood Power Station will close in…
The 2016 federal election is about priorities. Whether $50 billion of taxpayers’ money is best used on corporate tax cuts or on health, education and infrastructure investment. In this report we demystify the issues for our members and supporters so you can be well-informed at the ballot box. The ASU…
Despite being the reason for calling a double dissolution election, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has been barely mentioned by the Liberal Government during the protracted election campaign, however the Union for local government, energy and water sector workers needs to alert the community that chaos may follow…
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