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The ACTU is deeply concerned by Qantas’ announcement today that at least 1000 jobs will be cut over the next twelve months.
Today’s weaker than expected national accounts should serve as a warning to the Federal Government that ‘slash and burn’ policies will harm the economy.
The ACTU welcomes the appointment of Greg Combet to a high level Government panel to advise on a major restructure of the SPC fruit and vegetable canning operations.
The ACTU calls on the Queensland Government to put the safety of workers first, not the money-making interests of their business mates.
Tougher policing of imports described as asbestos free is urgently needed by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the ACTU said today.
White Ribbon Ambassador and ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said Australian Unions will support a special resolution at the ACTU Executive on Tuesday for paid domestic violence leave to be included as a minimum entitlement in the 2014 modern award review.
The ACTU today rejected a recommendation by the Federal Government’s top policy agency to lift the retirement age to 70, as out of touch with the reality of life for Australian workers.
Sales assistants, checkout operators and food preparation assistants are set to bear the brunt of the Coalitions attack on superannuation.
The ACTU has today been approached by unions that represent Qantas workers who are extremely concerned by news reports regarding the national carrier.
Australian employer and trade union organisations unite to provide technical expertise and industry support; unemployed Pacific Island youth main beneficiaries
Workplaces will not be safe from racial discrimination if provision 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is repealed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis this week.
The ACTU are concerned about the consequences of the Government’s public service jobs freeze in science and innovation which, over time, will see a drop in productivity and vital job-creating innovation.
Workers who have experienced discrimination while pregnant or when they have returned to work after having a baby are being urged to tell their stories to a national inquiry.
The Abbott Government’s announcement that it will scrap the 15 per cent tax on superannuation income above $100,000 a year, while removing superannuation tax breaks for workers on less than $37,000 per year, shows the new Government is intent on rewarding the wealthy and holds workers’ needs in complete contempt.
The Abbott Government’s attempt to introduce an appeals body to amend decisions made by the Fair Work Commission is another attempt to strip back workers’ rights, the ACTU said today.
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