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BLIND workers employed by the charitable Vision Australia say they have become the latest victims of a corporate culture that puts profits before people. Originally published 15 August on the Working Life website here Seventy-three blind and vision-impaired employees of Vision Australia Enterprises warehouses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will…
Australian workers are worried about paying their bills and keeping their jobs as they head into the federal election, the biggest ever survey of union members has found. The ACTU has undertaken a record 102,000 telephone surveys of workers across a range of industries including nurses, construction workers, public servants,…
ACTU calls for greater emphasis on addressing what matters to women and families as analysis of the two major parties shows women and families fare better under Labor and the Coalition's one policy would only minimally address the major issues. The analysis compared policies around paid parental leave, time to…
Your ASU Qantas Holidays National Negotiating Team met with the company representatives in Melbourne on 8 August 2013. On top of our list was discussing the feedback we had from the membership meetings that had already been held. What did we discuss? We have told the company that members will…
Our third meeting about a new Ground Staff agreement post the agreement vote down in May 2013 was held on 29th July 2013. Both Virgin management and representatives of the Pit Crew union, the TWU were in attendance. Apart from the annual leave loading news, which we reported separately in…
The ASU is concerned to have read in this week’s media reports that Abbott is planning to fund his controversial paid parental leave scheme by excluding public sector workers, including local government employees, from it. In effect, council workers, teachers and nurses, amongst many others, would lose out in order…
ACTU president Ged Kearney joins workers at People's Day at the Exhibition in Brisbane today to urge the Coalition to stop siding only with business on penalty rates - there are two sides to the story. Ms Kearney said the multi-billion dollar attack on people's wages would not only be…
Financial Times article describes Philip Jenning's challenge to the world's largest sovereign wealth investor. UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings has called upon Norway's state owned oil fund to stop ignoring labour issues by investing in companies with a history of workers' rights abuses.\ You can find this item on the…
Holden workers have voted to back the industry they love - it's now time for the Coalition to end the uncertainty over the auto industry's future by committing to the co-investment it needs, the ACTU said today. ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said Holden workers had taken a tough decision to…
Our Jetstar EBA survey results are now in after almost 150 staff from across Jetstar took the time to respond to our EBA 5 survey. Your Jetstar ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) have reviewed the results and have formulated a draft claim to be considered by ASU members. Meetings being…