Australian trade unions

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Public sector cuts worth $3.3bn would not result in job losses, David Littleproud claims
Nationals frontbencher describes cuts as ‘sensible management’ but unions say they will result in thousands of job losses

Katharine Murphy Political editor

18, May, 2022 @1:03 AM

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ACTU urges Morrison to discipline wage panel member over ‘extraordinary’ public comments
Mark Wooden reportedly said Labor was playing ‘political games’ by saying it would lift wages

Paul Karp

06, May, 2022 @7:55 AM

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Queensland workers in pay dispute to only respond to bosses with ‘nanu nanu’ in protest
Visy staff to don pink high-vis vests and only respond to bosses with Robin Williams catchphrase to show management they mean business

Cait Kelly

06, May, 2022 @6:34 AM

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ABC misses out on final leaders’ debate; key independents back call for robodebt inquiry – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

02, May, 2022 @9:04 AM

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Unions to announce green ban in bid to protect Melbourne’s John Curtin hotel
Group of unions step up campaign to protect historic pub popular with leaders of Australia’s labour movement

Benita Kolovos

28, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Unions point to 5.1% inflation in calls for NSW government to drop public service wage cap
Teachers are calling for pay rises of between 5% and 7.5% to address shortages and increased overtime

Tamsin Rose and Michael McGowan

27, Apr, 2022 @9:01 AM

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NSW teachers to strike next week over pay and conditions
As part of industrial action, teachers also allowed to walk off school grounds when any state government MP visits

Tamsin Rose

26, Apr, 2022 @7:18 AM

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Aged care workers across Australia vote to take industrial action
Union says vote overwhelmingly supports action that could include strikes and is likely to occur before federal election

Christopher Knaus

19, Apr, 2022 @1:01 AM

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Daniel Andrews walking a thin blue line with Victoria’s police union
Premier careful with his words on Police Association’s calls for 1,500 more officers

Benita Kolovos

08, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australian federal police demand parties commit to ‘far-reaching anti-corruption body’
Police say current anti-corruption regime is unequal and holds law enforcement to a higher standard than politicians

05, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Morrison government’s trade deal with India leaves workers at risk of exploitation, unions say
Agreement to remove tariffs on some exports also includes 1,000 working holiday places and post-study work rights for Indian graduates

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, Apr, 2022 @6:05 AM

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Australia’s minimum wage should be raised by 5% to counter inflation and living costs, unions say
ACTU secretary Sally McManus says increase needed for low-paid workers to ‘keep their heads above water’

Paul Karp

30, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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