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Workers’ Compensation – Return-to-Work Plans

Recently there has been a number of enquiries by members seeking advise on their legal rights in relation to “Return to Work Plans”.

Some employers whether they are self insured or covered by insurance companies are trying to pressure injured workers into signing off on their return to work plans.

There is no legal requirement to sign […]

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WorkChoices. Never again! Abbott facts

WorkChoices took away the rights of working Australians.

Todays Liberal leader Tony Abbott was a key Minister in the former Liberal Government that introduced WorkChoices. Now, he wants to bring it back. He just wont call it WorkChoices.

Join the campaign – visit http://www.neveragain.org.au

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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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Protect your rights at work

 

Help the Union movement grow and support our union campaign.

Take vital action to help protect your rights at work.

Find out how the radical new industrial laws will affect your family

 

 

 

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Unions push for $21 per week pay rise

Unions are seeking a $21 a week pay rise for workers on minimum wages to protect jobs by maintaining the purchasing power of working families and stimulate the economy.

The ACTU has welcomed the passage of new Fair Work laws through parliament but says more needs to be done to protect the jobs and incomes of […]

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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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Howard and WorkChoices gone

Howard and WorkChoices gone – thanks to the solidarity of Aussie working families

The Tasmanian branch of the AMIEU thanks its members and their families for being a part of a 3 year plan to axe Howard and his cronies who introduced the most extreme anti worker industrial laws this country has ever seen since 1905.

Workers […]

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What you need to know about the new IR laws

On 20th March 2009 the parliament passed the Fair Work Bill 2008, now called the Fair Work Act 2009, which will replace the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (“Work Choices”).

The Act will be phased-in in two stages, being 1st July 09 and 1st Jan 2010.
The Fair Work Act will apply to all constitutional corporations (Generally speaking […]

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Legal assistance

Need legal assistance?

McLean McKenzie and Topfer have branches in Burnie,  Smithton and visit Launceston and Hobart regularly. 

Union members can receive assistance from McLean McKenzie and Topfer with any legal matter, whether associated with work or personal.

Give us a ring on 6331 7233 for further help.

McLean McKenzie and Topfer
41 Cattley St, Burnie
33 Smith St, Smithton
Staffordshire […]

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