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Working Life is a news source for all workers, bringing you a range of stories. Read it, print it, share it! The latest edition includes the following: Abbott blamed for Holden's demise; New Senator Bob Day puts families first and workers last; This is our community and we want to…
Australian unions have negotiated a new service for union members: a budgeting tool brought to you for FREE called 'myprosperity' and it's available online now. You can access the free offer to union members via myprosperity.com.au/unions. The site is in Beta mode as new features will continue to be rolled…
Yesterday the High Court handed down a significant decision in favour of free speech and the ability of organisations like unions to campaign for workers' rights and against unjust political actions through campaigns like "Your Rights at Work". This was in response to legislation introduced by the NSW Government in…
Government Skills Australia (GSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the online resource www.localgovernmentcareers.com.au. Councils are exceptional places for passionate people to work because councils are passionate about their communities. Councils offer a diversity of career options, job satisfaction, high regard for safety, flexible workplaces and job security because…
An appalling lack of leadership from Government will cost up to 50,000 Australian workers their jobs following the announcement by Holden that it will cease production in 2017, unions said today. ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said the Liberal Government has comprehensively failed its first test. "As a result of Government…
The ASU this week lodged a submission expressing our serious concerns with the Federal Government's "Commission of Audit". The Audit has been set up to review services, timing and cost value to government, along with the Federal Government's relationship with state and local government. The ASU has a range of…
The ACTU are concerned about the consequences of the Government's public service jobs freeze in science and innovation which, over time, will see a drop in productivity and vital job-creating innovation. ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said, "Cutting jobs at the CSIRO will be bad for productivity in the long run.…
The Abbott Government has begun its attack on ordinary workers by drafting laws that cut taxes for big mining companies but scrap programs, including the Low Income Superannuation Contribution, that benefit low and middle-income workers. The draft of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 released…
The Abbott Government's Commission of Audit is nothing but a process to outsource public policy to big business and pave the way for cuts to public services, the ACTU said yesterday. ACTU President Ged Kearney said that this had already happened in Queensland where the Newman Government used the same…
A new Grattan Institute report showing that higher-income earners are the main winners out of housing and tax policy should lead to changes in the system the ACTU said yesterday. ACTU assistant secretary Tim Lyons said that both renting and buying a first home were becoming more difficult for workers.…