The Abbott Government must urgently address the high levels of discrimination faced by workers taking parental leave if it genuinely wants mothers – and fathers – to stay engaged with the workforce, Unions NSW has argued in the wake of a new report released today. A report on pregnancy and return to work
Using taxpayer money to subsidise nannies instead of improving the childcare system will favour the wealthy and create a system ripe for rorting, Unions NSW warned today. A draft Productivity Commission recommendation being considered by the federal government suggests a single, means-tested payment should go directly to the parents’ choice of provider. While welcoming the
Workers are calling on Centennial Coal to “do the right thing”, in light of confirmation that the company does not plan to pay full entitlements to workers over 60, as it moves to care and maintenance at the Newstan Mine. Collieries’ Staff and Officials Association director Catherine Bolger said Centennial’s behaviour was “a disgraceful way
In November last year the Abbott Government announced that they would increase the tax low income earners paid on superannuation from 0% to 15%. The increased tax would have negatively impacted 3.5 million low income earners who would have missed out on about $830 million in retirement savings. But with the help of 14,500 union
Thousands of working people, students and pensioners will rally and march in Sydney today to send a clear message to new Senators about the unfairness of the Abbott Government’s first budget. Speeches will begin at Town Hall Square at 1300, followed by a march from about 1330. A doorstop involving speakers will also take
Unions to continue campaign for sick and injured workers The State Government’s backdown on unfair changes to workers’ compensation does not go far enough and should be expanded to include all medical costs as well as restoring full cover for injuries suffered on the way to and from work, according to Unions NSW.