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In the context of a European Commission (EC) consultation, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) submitted a joint statement this week related to the negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). First published 9 SeptemberYou can read this item in full…
One in eight people can no longer pay for basic living expenses shows new international poll by global unions. Stalled growth in developed economies and emerging markets, rising unemployment and increasing income inequality are the key challenges G20 leaders must address as they meet in St Petersburg for the annual…
Overnight and when you weren't looking, the Liberal/National parties have released their child care policy which will alter the industry in many ways, reduce professional standards, provide less money to the sector, in particular by closing the Early Years Quality Fund (EYQF) and through no further funding commitment being made.…
Qantas staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the ASU EBA 10 deal negotiated and recommended by the ASU's Qantas National Negotiating Team. The external company conducting the ballot, Elections Australia Pty Ltd today declared that ASU EBA 10 has been approved by the majority of staff who voted. 97.41% of…
At our latest meeting on 2nd September 2013 about a new Ground Staff Agreement the company tabled a preliminary proposal about a new classification structure for Guest Services and Pit Crew. This development is a good start but their proposal is far from final with crucial information about the money…
The ASU has been closely monitoring the release of policies over the federal election campaign. Our analysis indicates that in terms of protecting your rights at work and building a better life, the two major parties are very different in what they’re offering. We are providing this information to members…
While there is a lot of voting going on later this week across Australia there is also an important vote to cast for the proposed ASU Qantas EBA 10. Voting has opened for the ASU Qantas EBA 10 and all ASU members are urged to vote YES for this EBA…
The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis, has called on leaders of the Labor Party, Liberal Party and National Party to give priority to community infrastructure funding and to honour funding commitments already made under the current Government. First published 3 September 2013 on the…
This edition contains the following items:  Lib takes a dive on council pool vote; Child Care Update: equal pay application; Top women break ranks on Abbott paid parental leave scheme; ASU and other public sector unions seek certainty on Abbott's paid parental leave policy; Apprentice pay rise a win for…
This edition includes the following articles:  Five ideas for union recruitment of young people; LGBT rights at the workplace; Pay gap not closing for young women; Stand Up Conference - Modernising unions to connect with young workers; Young workers training on strengthening core labour standards; plus more. Download the bulletin…