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All elected positions in the ASU are up for re-election this year. This attachment shows every position in every Branch that is to be elected together with details on how to nominate for the various offices. Nominations open on Wednesday 4 March and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 25…
Today, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver backed calls by the Federal Opposition to tighten laws relating to corporate tax avoidance. The Labor Opposition announced that if it won office it would stop multinationals from using overseas tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, while at the…
It will come as no surprise that the destructive path of the Abbott Government has dominated thinking as union leaders reflect back on 2014. Whether it was job losses, attacks on their rights and conditions, or cuts to public services, workers felt the brunt of the new government's agenda throughout…
An employment opportunity exists in the ASU National Office in Melbourne for an Industrial Officer. Please find a link to the position description below. Applications close Friday 16 January 2015.   http://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/ASU/industrial-officer-national-office
An employment opportunity exists in the ASU - Queensland (Services & Northern Administrative) Branch (also known as The Services Union) for a Senior Industrial Officer. Please download the description and selection criteria below. Applications close Friday 16 January 2015.    ASU job ad: Senior Industrial Officer, Queensland
Today's 12-year-high unemployment rate of 6.3 per cent has destroyed any economic credibility the Abbott Government claims to have, said the ACTU. "This is the highest unemployment rate in Australia since September 2002, when Tony Abbott was Employment Minister," said ACTU Assistant Secretary Tim Lyons. "The Government needs to stop…
The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 requires that the financial affairs of unions are checked and audited every 12 months to make sure union funds are administered properly and to detect any shortcomings. Unions are also required to prepare an operating report. The National Executive and the Branches of…
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: Lockouts on the rise from militant bosses; When the mega-rich speak, does that mean we have to listen; Shipbuilding journeys cross through the generations;…
New economic analysis shows the Government can improve the budget bottom line without introducing unfair budget measures that target vulnerable Australians and increase inequality. As the Parliament resumes this week to debate the Federal Budget, figures in the latest ACTU Economic Bulletin show Australia redistributes less income than the majority…
Minister Ian Macfarlane is letting down the industries he is meant to represent by failing to include anyone from unions or the TAFE sector on the new Vocational Education Training (VET) advisory board announced today. "There is not one person chosen to represent the interests of students or workers –…