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Revelations of exploitation of workers on 457 visas show the system must be changed, the ACTU said today.
Australian Unions are today launching a campaign which highlights the increasing pressures many workers face from the demands of business, which are impacting their lives outside of work.
Today’s Annual Wage Review decision by the Fair Work Commission must deliver wage justice by lifting the minimum wage by $30 per week, say unions.
ACTU President Ged Kearney will today call for closer engagement between unions and business over the economic challenges facing Australia, and for the business lobby to overcome its opposition to reforms in the national interest.
The ACTU has called for urgent talks between Governments, car manufacturers and unions to plan for the future of the industry and ensure we maintain skills and preserve Australia’s ability to produce world-class cars.
The Fair Work Commission must use its annual review of the minimum wage to lift it by $30 per week and start to close the pay gap which is hurting low-paid workers.
Tony Abbott has again demonstrated he is no friend of the worker.
Comments on the Federal Budget 2013 from Ged Kearney, ACTU President:
Tony Abbott must release the terms of reference for his Productivity Commission inquiry into industrial relations so workers know what might be at risk under an Abbott Government, the ACTU said today.
The ACTU has warned that Tony Abbott’s proposed Productivity Commission inquiry into Industrial Relations will be used by business to try and impose extreme laws that limit workers’ rights.
The Coalition’s IR policy is an attempt to return individual contracts to the heart of the IR system while trying to reassure workers that nothing will change, the ACTU said today.
The ACTU is concerned about Tony Abbott’s ill-conceived paid parental leave policy because it doesn’t have party room backing, has been shunned by business and lacks economic viability.
Exports of chrysotile asbestos must be controlled to limit the death toll from the deadly substance in developing nations, the ACTU said today.
Ahead of the launch of regular flights to Australia of the rebranded Fiji Airways next month, unions are urging potential Australian tourists to find out more about the attacks on human and workers’ rights in Fiji and think twice before visiting the island.
Tony Abbott needs to be honest with workers about whether he will get rid of penalty rates if elected, the ACTU said today.
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