Australian Council of Trade Unions

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Council of Trade Unions
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Royal commission head denies inquiry a union witch-hunt

Related Story: Royal commission into union corruption begins in SydneyThe head of the royal commission into union corruption has used his opening address to assure his inquiry will not be a union witch-hunt.Five of Australia's most powerful unions are ... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Anger at false job advertisements

Gary Williams says he was unemployed for months and that job agencies continually wasted his time with interviews for roles that did not exist. Source: News LimitedJOBSEEKERS are angry that job agencies are advertising for staff without having positions ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Accommodation group fears minimum wage rise impact on regions

An organisation representing accommodation businesses says it fears an increase to the minimum wage would endanger the viability of many regional providers.The Accommodation Association of Australia has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission's ... [Published ABC Online - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Kingaroy business chamber decries minimum wage rise push

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce says local businesses will struggle if the Fair Work Commission agrees to union wage demands.The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has submitted its case to the commission for a $27-a-week rise in the minimum ... [Published ABC Online - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Unions warn of widening wage gap

ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver (AAP)The Australian Council of Trade Unions says a $27 weekly increase to the minimum wage is necessary to stop increasing income disparity in Australia.The Australian Council of Trade Unions says a $27 weekly increase to the ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Raise for low-earners

Australia’s largest union body has called for minimum wages to be raised in Australia. But industry groups argue this will cost jobs. Source: News LimitedAUSTRALIA’S 1.5 million workers on the minimum wage would receive an extra $27 per week under a ... [Published Cairns Post - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Annual minimum wage battle kicks off

Related Story: How fast are wages, productivity really growing? Related Story: Pay expert dismisses call to cut minimum wage Related Story: Fair Work Commission boosts minimum wage by $15.80 per weekThe workplace umpire is about to start weighing ... [Published ABC Online - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Call for 71c rise in minimum wage

The minimum wage now stands at $622.20 a week, or $16.37 an hour. Photograph: Richard McDowell/Alamy Australia's lowest-paid workers should be granted an extra $27 a week, equating to an increase of 4.3%, the union movement has argued in its submission ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Brokers call for banks and govt to help first home buyers

Government assistance and flexible lending policies could be the key to helping new borrowers enter the market.The Australian Council of Trade Unions will make a submission to the Fair Work Commission tomorrow for an increase in the minimum wage so workers ... [Published The Adviser - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 2 reports

Paul Howes to quit as national secretary of Australian Workers’ Union

Paul Howes is also expected to step down from the Labor party’s national executive. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP The national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, Paul Howes, has announced he will quit the union in July.But the high-profile union ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

ACTU expresses sorrow at death of Bob Crow

Bob Crow, the General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union in Great Britain died from a brain aneurysm and heart attack in London on 11 March. He was aged 52. The following is the text of a message of condolence sent by the ACTU to the ... [Published ACTU - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 2 reports

Senate should oppose repeal of clean energy laws

“The Government should be congratulated in recognising the need for ‘strong and effective climate policy’ but it should not be supported in repealing clean energy laws while it has no credible, independently assessed, alternative policies,” said Climate ... [Published Australian Conservation Foundation - Mar 18 2014]

Quotes

The question Labor should be asking isn't "what is the right level of union representation at party conferences" , or "whether party members should have to be union members"...
But Dave Oliver from the Australian Council of Trade Unions maintains the inquiry "is going to be a political witch-hunt which is designed to weaken the trade union movement"
"Murray Barnes, who was Rueben's father, knows what killed his son" he said

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Muckety takes legal action against nuclear wast... [Published Green Left Weekly - Apr 12 2014]
Royal Commission told union officials may have ... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
Royal commission head denies inquiry a union wi... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Progr... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
Royal commission into union corruption opens in... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
Anger at false job advertisements [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 06 2014]
Government moves to sell Medibank Private [Published Green Left Weekly - Apr 05 2014]
Aussie minimum wage – diametrically opposed views [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Apr 02 2014]
Accommodation group fears minimum wage rise imp... [Published ABC Online - Apr 02 2014]
If You Are Planning to Protest in Victoria, You... [Published Vice UK - Mar 31 2014]
Kingaroy business chamber decries minimum wage ... [Published ABC Online - Mar 31 2014]
Unions warn of widening wage gap [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Mar 28 2014]
Unions and employer groups tussle over minimum ... [Published ABC Online - Mar 28 2014]
Raise for low-earners [Published Cairns Post - Mar 28 2014]
Annual minimum wage battle kicks off [Published ABC Online - Mar 28 2014]
Aust unions seeking an extra $27 in wage case -... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Mar 28 2014]
Call for 71c rise in minimum wage [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 27 2014]
Brokers call for banks and govt to help first h... [Published The Adviser - Mar 26 2014]
Australian immigration minister announces 457 v... [Published Workpermit.com - Mar 25 2014]
Employee Relations and Safety Update - March 2014 [Published Mallesons - Mar 25 2014]
Paul Howes to quit as national secretary of Aus... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 24 2014]
Fair Work decision to up junior retail wages ha... [Published Smart Company Australia - Mar 24 2014]
Howes expected to quit union [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 23 2014]
Collie's mining future on agenda [Published Collie Mail - Mar 20 2014]
ACTU expresses sorrow at death of Bob Crow [Published ACTU - Mar 19 2014]
Government funding of Catholic and independent ... [Published Australian Conservative - Mar 19 2014]
Senate should oppose repeal of clean energy laws [Published Australian Conservation Foundation - Mar 18 2014]
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