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Great news for the award workers

Unions achieve $26 per week for 1.4 million  award employees

Labors Fair Work Australia minimum wage panel, in its first decision, has  increased modern award minimum weekly rates by $26 – just $1 short of the $27-a-week sought by the ACTU.

FWA President Justice Geoffrey Giudice, Senior Deputy Presidents Ian Watson and Anne Harrison, Commissioner Frank Raffaelli, […]

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WorkChoices – never again!

Australian workers will suffer cuts to their pay and conditions and lose protection from unfair dismissal under Liberal leader Tony Abbott’s plan to bring back Work Choices, warns a new national union TV ad campaign.

 

 

Tony Abbott will bring back Work Choices

ACTU Fact Sheet, accessed 8 March 2010

The Liberals’ WorkChoices

The Howard Government never obtained a mandate from […]

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Individual transitional employee agreements (ITEA’s) fail new test

Many workers are seeing the new ITEA’s they have signed fail the no disadvantage test.

What’s going on? 

When John Howard introduced AWA’s in 1997 employers were given the greatest advantage they had seen since the federation of Australian.  They were given the ability to write individual contracts for workers without any regard to the awards that […]

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Harvey Beef in wages struggle

In an all too familiar sounding ploy these days, the owners of Harvey Beef in Western Australia have sacked over 150 of their employees whilst negotiating new terms for an enterprise agreement.

The sackings came after the workforce voted down a proposal by the company that would have slashed wages and conditions at the plant.  The […]

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Gillard buries WorkChoices – unions not convinced

The Fair Work Bill has passed through the Senate, after the Government reached an agreement with Senator Steve Fielding on phasing-in its definition of small business for unfair dismissal purposes.

The deal means the Government can stick to its timetable of having its key IR changes – including to unfair dismissal and bargaining – operational on […]

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Labor release IR policy

A Rudd Labor Government’s IR system will provide a safety net comprising 10 legislated minima, plus up to 10 further minimum conditions within awards, the Opposition has announced. Labor’s IR policy, forward with Fairness, released by the newly elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the ALP’s national conference in Sydney last April, provides that the […]

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Industrial front – EBA update

We are pleased to announce the finalization of negotiations after 8 months of discussions with the company for a new union collective agreement.  Your union the AMIEU has agreed in principle on the proviso that if a majority of members vote in favour of the deal we will have reached agreement.  The agreement will then […]

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