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With mounting job losses and the highest unemployment rate in over a decade, the Abbott Government needs to abandon its empty rhetoric and tell Australians where the new jobs are going to come from.
With the release of the worst unemployment figures in over a decade, the question on every Australian’s lips is, when is Tony Abbott going to step up and fight for jobs?
The terms of reference of the Royal Commission announced today by the Abbott Government confirm it is a politically-motivated witch-hunt designed to weaken unions, says the ACTU.
Today’s decision by Toyota to end its Australian operations is a devastating blow for the thousands of Australian workers that rely upon the local auto manufacturing industry and represents a comprehensive failure by Mr Abbott to stand up for Australian jobs.
Six hundred jobs must be added to the economy every day in order for Mr Abbott to fulfil his election promise to create one million new jobs within five years, unions said today.
The Abbott Government has announced a $100 million political inquiry to try to weaken unions despite refusing to find $25 million to stop 3000 jobs in Shepparton from going overseas, unions said today.
The Abbott Government has turned its back on Australian workers and sided with big business to drive down wages and conditions in this country, unions said today.
Union members, Medicare staff and one of the architects of the universal health care scheme will mark its 30th anniversary and restate their support for it to remain in public hands.
ACTU President Ged Kearney today warned workers in the NT that the Abbott Government is using job losses and industry uncertainty to go after wages and conditions.
ACTU President Ged Kearney today warned Australian workers that the Abbott Government is using job losses and industry uncertainty to go after wages and conditions.
The Abbott Government’s reluctance to step up to the challenge and save jobs and industries is a smokescreen for cuts to wages and conditions, said ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver.
Tony Abbott has turned his back on Australian Workers and the Goulburn Valley regional community by walking away from SPC today.
ACTU President Ged Kearney will today begin a national two-week tour of workplaces to discuss the dangerous direction being set by the Abbott Government for 2014.
A decision by the Abbott Government to cut all funding to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) including funds to major job-creation projects, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, demonstrates a lack of leadership on issues world leaders have identified as a priority.
The ACTU is urging the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program to focus on what can be done to increase safety for workers.
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