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.
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
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
Update from United Voice Assistant Secretary David McElrea: We have settled this dispute in principle on Friday Morning [15th Aug]. Our members accepted a four year 12.25% pay deal with some future RDO tradeoffs and went back in, they had been unpaid for about four weeks in the end. Thank you again for all your
LOCKED OUT FOR WANTING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH QUALITY PRODUCTS CSR Gyprock takes pride in claiming to be Australia’s leading plasterboard manufacturer. But, it’s the workers for CSR that actually make it happen. In fact, in the past year, CSR made $92.6 million from building materials alone! Despite recording these huge profits, CSR Gyprock has
Unions have called for the establishment of an internship code of practice, amid revelations young people are paying more than $2000 to do unpaid work experience. Today’s Sydney Morning Herald reports that companies such as Australian Interns is charging between $1740 and $2060 for internships running up to 12 weeks. Unions NSW Secretary,
This Thursday, August 7th, marks seven weeks since building and construction company Ausreo began a lock out of 24 AMWU members in Southwest Sydney. Why? Well when the current workplace agreement ended in February, workers — many of whom have worked there for more than 7 years — had made reasonable requests for fairer long