Australian trade unions

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MPs condemn payment of millions to consultants over federally funded grant schemes
Politicians and union say assessment of applications should no longer be outsourced to private companies

Henry Belot

22, Nov, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Ikea joins Bunnings in banning engineered stone products linked to silicosis
Swedish giant’s move comes after Safe Work Australia report that called for ban on composite material commonly used in kitchen benchtops

Daisy Dumas

15, Nov, 2023 @4:09 AM

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Pro-Palestine protests against Israel-Hamas war grow around Australia
Convoys to Canberra, daily sit-ins, vigils and mass demonstrations put pressure on Albanese government to hold Israel to account

Mostafa Rachwani

14, Nov, 2023 @11:27 PM

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Victorian premier suggests businesses could pay more if Coalition votes down WorkCover reforms
The government may increase premiums paid by businesses if Labor’s WorkCover bill is defeated, Jacinta Allan says

Benita Kolovos

14, Nov, 2023 @5:14 AM

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‘A dent in our retirement’: the battle to help Australian workers recover unpaid super
Timber tradie Peter Myall is owed at least $15,000 in superannuation, with unions urging action on what they call the last bastion of wage theft

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

12, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australian ban on engineered stone and handling of existing benchtops to be considered later this year
Tony Burke says governments should act ‘as soon as possible for people to be safe’

Benita Kolovos

27, Oct, 2023 @5:04 AM

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Majority of Centrelink payments facing significant delays since Labor took office
New documents reveal 27 of 32 claim types including jobseeker experiencing blowout in wait times after return to pre-pandemic staffing levels

Cait Kelly

26, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Lives at risk unless NSW introduces drug testing before festival season, health groups warn
Minns government urged to introduce pill testing trial to ensure the safety of partygoers

Tamsin Rose New South Wales state correspondent

25, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Woolworths working on ‘contingency plans’ for milk supply as Victorian dairy workers strike
Some truck drivers walked off the job on Tuesday, ahead of planned strike of 1,400 workers

Adeshola Ore and AAP

17, Oct, 2023 @3:22 AM

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Uber warning that food delivery prices could spike 85% shows gig workers are underpaid, experts say
If Labor’s proposed workplace overhaul leads to higher delivery prices, it reflects ‘below-acceptable levels of pay’

Jordyn Beazley

17, Oct, 2023 @1:40 AM

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Qantas CEO ordered into mediation with union to decide compensation for sacked workers
Vanessa Hudson and Transport Workers’ Union national secretary Michael Kaine to attend proceedings as penalties expected to run into hundreds of millions of dollars

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

20, Sep, 2023 @3:22 AM

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High court rules Qantas illegally outsourced 1,700 jobs during pandemic
Decision exposes embattled airline to mammoth compensation bill in major win for the Transport Workers Union

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

13, Sep, 2023 @1:09 AM

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