Australian Council of Trade Unions

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Council of Trade Unions
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Taskforce to address construction corruption

Dennis Napthine and Tony Abbott (AAP)The federal government has teamed up with the Victorian government to target criminality, corruption and organised crime in the construction industry.The federal government has teamed up with the Victorian government ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Support victims of abuse so they can work in peace

More than 1.5 million Australian workers now have access to paid domestic violence leave. Picture: Thinkstock Source: News Limited YOU never forget the look in their eyes. Behind the bruises and the blood, women who have been abused by their partners ... [Published Herald Sun - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

ACTU's Tim Lyons criticises royal commission into trade unions

The royal commission into trade unions has failed to deliver the federal government's "sword that will cut both ways" and has treated suggestions of corporate misbehaviour with "incredulity", the peak union organisation says.In a speech to the Chifley ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Calls for paid domestic violence leave

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling for paid leave to help people facing domestic violence. However, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  says it's not an employment issue, but a broader community issue.Waleed interviews ... [Published ABC Online - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Charges laid over firey Facebook ‘harassment’

What is sexual harassment: Know where the line is 1:54 Play video A campaign by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Courtesy: Australian Human Rights Commissi ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Every dog has its day

If Storm Financial has dogged the reputations of financial planners, Mike Taylor writes that the findings of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption may now dog the industry superannuation fund movement.Let’s cut to the political ... [Published Money Management - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Expert, independent and public: Call grows for a new approach to radioactive waste management

In an open letter to federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane national environment groups, the ACTU, public health and Aboriginal representatives have urged the Minister to move away from a for a postcode for a remote dump in favour of a credible and ... [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Unions concerned about 457 visa changes

The government's promise to make the 457 visa scheme less burdensome for business has been labelled "mind boggling" amid concerns it could raise already-high local unemployment.Prime Minister Tony Abbott will overhaul the skilled worker program as part ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Call for Fiji to give union movement more freedom

The International Labor Organisation has wrapped up a visit to Fiji the first time an I-L-O mission has been allowed in the country since one was expelled in 2012.The delegates spent last week meeting with workers and government and union officials to ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Not so super union

, ( 9:26am )The conflict of interest in a union-run super scheme is clear:A report into the leaking of personal information from the Cbus superannuation fund to the construction union on 59 occasions over a 16-month period to May of this year will ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 3 reports

Union helps 13 Woolworths workers become permanent

When Jackie Dimovska and 12 other casual workers walk through the door of the supermarket warehouse that employs them on Monday, it will be as permanent employees.Since starting work at the Woolworths supermarket warehouse in Yennora seven years ago, ... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Unions blast 'political' inquiry extension

The peak union body has attacked the federal government's decision to extend a royal commission into trade union corruption as "transparently political".Australian Council of Trade Unions assistant secretary Tim Lyons said the move was unprecedented, ... [Published Prime 7 - Oct 07 2014]

Quotes

"This is an announcement about the interests of the law. This is an announcement about stamping out corruption, stamping out illegal behaviour in our building and construction industry. And what I would call on is for bipartisan support for this joint police taskforce."
He said the inquiry into superannuation was "nothing more than an old fight in a new ring"
...Thailand and internationally —  to stand up against exploitation and abuse,'' said British Trades Union Congress general secretary Frances O'Grady. "We need to be free from harassment and victimisation so we can protect working people from corporate greed and government inaction."
..." He offered both sympathy and real assistance. This women, now in her early 40s, described the ACTU's campaign as essential: "The sad thing is that domestic violence is an epidemic."

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Taskforce to address construction corruption [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 8 hours ago]
There's A Big Fight Brewing Between Tony Abbott... [Published Business Insider Australia - 11 hours ago]
Support victims of abuse so they can work in peace [Published Herald Sun - Oct 29 2014]
ACTU's Tim Lyons criticises royal commission in... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 29 2014]
Protests to mark Andy Hall ruling [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 28 2014]
Calls for paid domestic violence leave [Published ABC Online - Oct 28 2014]
Labor will be making a mistake if it simply div... [Published Conversation AU - Oct 28 2014]
ACTU breaks ground on domestic violence with Fa... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 27 2014]
Charges laid over firey Facebook ‘harassment’ [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Oct 23 2014]
Every dog has its day [Published Money Management - Oct 23 2014]
Expert, independent and public: Call grows for ... [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
His life, character and huge impact [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
Friends and former foes pay tribute [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
A leader for Indigenous Australians [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
CFMEU's Brian Parker set to be recalled before ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 16 2014]
We’ll Fight Hardie on Asbestos: Unions [Published Sourceable - Oct 15 2014]
Tony Abbott unveils plan for businesses to help... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 14 2014]
Unions concerned about 457 visa changes [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 14 2014]
mine in Tassie once [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 14 2014]
ACTU’s claim could destroy business flexibility [Published Human Capital Magazine - Oct 14 2014]
Your brunch will not get cheaper if penalty rat... [Published Crikey Media - Oct 13 2014]
Call for Fiji to give union movement more freedom [Published ABC Radio Australia - Oct 13 2014]
Expert, independent and public: Call grows for ... [Published Australian Conservation Foundation - Oct 12 2014]
Casuals bid for security [Published Illawarra Mercury - Oct 10 2014]
ALP and unions criticise government's extension... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 08 2014]
Teachers are among casual workers who want to b... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 08 2014]
Not so super union [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Oct 07 2014]
Mixed views on push for casual employees [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Oct 07 2014]
Union helps 13 Woolworths workers become permanent [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 07 2014]
Unions blast 'political' inquiry extension [Published Prime 7 - Oct 07 2014]
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