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.
Dispelling myths and untruths about unions
We’ve all heard the rhetoric: ‘the union want this’ and ‘the union said that’, but the fundamental point that HR, media and some employers have forgotten is that the union isn’t made up of officials. It’s not the lady in the office that processes new membership applications. It’s the employees.
IR: What’s next for enterprise bargaining?
As with most IR topics, enterprise bargaining has taken its fair share of beatings. Employer groups continue to call for tighter controls and unions call for loosening of the chains. But what will the next era hold for this contentious industrial relations issue?
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.
Sydney Airport delays expected as fuel workers strike
Delays are expected at Sydney Airport today as Transport Workers Union members at Airport Fuel Services strike over a proposed pay deal with the company.
Unions take Forgecast director to court for unpaid $2million
The AWU and AMWU are taking legal action against former company director of Forgecast Australia Pty Ltd over $2 million in unpaid entitlements.