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New push to give casual workers the right to permanent work

Unions are pushing to give more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees. In making the announcement on World Day for Decent Work, ACTU President Ged Kearney said it was unfair that many casuals work regular shifts and rosters but miss out on important entitlements like sick leave and

Time to restore dignity and justice to workers comp

Today’s release of a parliamentary report into the WorkCover Authority proves that the State Government was far too harsh in its cuts to rights and entitlements for sick and injured workers in 2012.   The report notes the Scheme’s improving budget position – something Unions NSW always predicted- and calls for restoration of lifetime medical

Baird Government must ensure affordable housing is part of Sydney’s density debate

Baird Government must ensure affordable housing is part of Sydney’s density debate   Unions NSW is urging the Baird Government to start prioritising affordable housing in the debate about residential development in Sydney’s CBD.   Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon said discussion about creating high-density residential towers in a new Western Harbour precinct was valid,

Abbott is trying to sneak Anti-worker laws back into parliament

Tony Abbott and the Liberals are trying to ram laws through parliament that introduce new unfair individual contracts that cut take home pay, give more power to employers in bargaining and make it harder for workers to access their union. But to do all this he needs the crucial votes of at least six cross-bench senators.

Liberals sneaking WorkChoices back into the Senate this week

Tony Abbott is trying to rush through laws that introduce new individual contracts that cut take home pay, give more power to employers in bargaining and make it harder for workers to access their union. But first he has to get his new laws through the senate and past the all important cross-bench senators. If three out of the eight

With your help AusReo workers are now back to work!

                A well deserved win for Ausreo Workers today as they returned to their jobs after successful negotiations saw their employer end the extensive 10 week lockout. Ausreo Workers successfully negotiated a positive outcome of wage increases over the next three years as well as respect back in the