Morrison’s IR Bill breaks promise
Feb09

Morrison’s IR Bill breaks promise

The Morrison Government continues releasing details about its industrial relations agenda; and it’s nothing like what it promised Australians. Instead of it making sure workers were not going to be worse off, which the Morrison Government promised, the Bill seeks to hand extraordinary power over your employment to your employers. Instead of sitting down with Australia’s union movement and workers, Morrison has listened to employers...

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International Year of Health and Care Workers; and Bargaining
Feb01

International Year of Health and Care Workers; and Bargaining

2021 is the International Year of Health and Care Workers. It’s also a year we will complete bargaining for a new Public Sector agreement. The international community has quite rightly recognised health and care workers, especially given the global pandemic and the sheer need of health and care workers to ensuring our health and well-being. Through this recognition the international community is showing respect for your work and...

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2021: A new year but same old attacks
Jan19

2021: A new year but same old attacks

Happy New Year! We start 2021 not with widespread devastating bushfires, thankfully, but instead we have the Morrison Government still on the attack over workers’ rights by continuing to pursue its latest industrial relations bill. The Bill fails the Government’s own test that workers won’t be worse off because these changes will leave workers worse off, deliberately. Ensuring workers weren’t going to be worse off because of any...

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Holiday Close Down Period
Dec18

Holiday Close Down Period

2020 has certainly felt like it was seemingly unrelentless, which is probably why this year’s summer holidays feel like they’re even more deserved than ever before. On behalf of the Union and our staff I want to send our thanks to you, our members and supporters. Without you we could not be able to achieve what we achieve; and we hope you enjoy a well-deserved holiday after the sort of year we have had. If you’re working over the...

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Morrison Government turns on workers at Christmas
Dec14

Morrison Government turns on workers at Christmas

As the festive season is upon us and the national parliament wraps up for 2020, the Morrison Government decided it was the perfect time to attack workers’ rights by introducing its latest industrial relations bill. If they were honest about their intentions and the reasons why they are proposing to severely undercut workers’ rights and pay, they would’ve announced these changes earlier in the year or even in the new year but instead...

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Gearing up for protected industrial action
Dec07

Gearing up for protected industrial action

Since August the Union has been in negotiations with your employers for a new enterprise agreement. After many meetings your employer still hasn’t made any significant offers to our claims. Not a single wage offer, or offer to review key allowances, nor any offers on key conditions of employment claims. Apart from wage increases, the claims we developed together are designed to address key concerns of members, such as career...

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