Calls for Budget job priority as unemployment rises
Unions are calling for the Abbott Government to make employment the focus of next week’s Federal Budget, as new ABS figures reveal an increase in unemployment.
Unions pushing to make Company Directors liable for workplace death
Company Directors should be fined and/or imprisoned for up to 20 years as a result of workplace death, according to a new call to action from the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
ACTU survey reveals dissatisfaction with Government, internal ACTU contest arises
The ACTU has today released the findings of a new survey, revealing a large number of Australians are dissatisfied with living standards and the direction Government policies are taking the country.
ASU negotiates family violence leave in Australian first
The Australian Services Union has negotiated an Australian-first family violence leave entitlement with the Surf Coast Shire in Victoria, in a deal the ACTU heralds as a new template for all workplaces.