Australian Council of Trade Unions

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Council of Trade Unions
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Disclose all contact with unions to royal commission, federal departments told | World news

All federal departments and agencies are being asked to disclose every contact with any trade union for any reason for the past decade to identify “potential areas of exposure” to the royal commission into union corruption, a leaked document reaveals.The ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Half of all mums discriminated at work

MORE work needs to be done to stop workplace discrimination against pregnant women, the federal government says.BUT it won't touch Fair Work laws to combat the problem.A new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission says one in two mothers have ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) have confirmed they will push ahead with a legal challenge to the Abbott Government’s attempt to allow an influx of foreign workers in the offshore.The Abbott Government ... [Published World Maritime News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Wetherill Park's Ausreo strike continues

, midnightAMWU state secretary Tim Ayres and President of the Australian Council of Trade Union Ged Kearney will meet with AUSREO workers, who are still on strike. Picture: Simon BennettENTERPRISE Agreement negotiations at Wetherill Park's Ausreo is still ... [Published Fairfield Champion - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

ACTU wants employers to compensate workers for Abbott government budget measures

Employers who require workers to provide a doctor's note on sick days will be pressured to wear the cost of the proposed $7 GP co-payment, under a national union strategy set to be endorsed in Melbourne.In coming enterprise bargaining rounds, unions will ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Work half an hour more, but no fair pay rise'

'The government has a radical agenda to cut job security, rights, real wages and conditions.'The Community and Public Services Union (CPSU) has slammed a move by the federal government's biggest department, the Department of Human Services, which incorporates ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Unions urge workers to check their pay carefully

Unions will be reminding Australian workers this week to check they are not missing out on wage increases which should have started flowing automatically from the beginning of this month, start of the new financial year.To help the process, unions have ... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

The line between acceptable behaviour and harassment

A campaign by Sydney creative agency YOLO for a trio of Australian organisations gives new meaning to the phrase 'above the line' with its simple, memorable message about workplace sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Australian ... [Published Campaign Asia-Pacific - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 2 reports

Do not leer at or sext your colleagues, Human Rights Commission tells workers

The Australian workforce is being educated on the line between appropriate workplace conversations and sexual harassment in a new advertising campaign from the Australian Human Rights Commission.The campaign is the first work from recently appointed Sydney ... [Published Mumbrella - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Hearings focus on super fund

The construction industry super fund Cbus will be the focus of the Heydon royal commission on the union movement when it resumes in Melbourne on Monday.The royal commission released its witness list for the first day of this week's hearings, which will ... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands protest budget measures

There were large rallies yesterday in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin, with smaller gatherings in regional areas.Families, students, retirees and pensioners joined union groups yesterday at Bust the Budget protests to voice their ... [Published Your Life Choices - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands attend anti-budget rallies around Australia

By Protesters gather next to a large puppet of Tony Abbott at the Bust the Budget rally in Canberra.Thousands of people have attended rallies across Australia to protest the Abbott Government's first budget.Large Bust the Budget protests were held in ... [Published ABC Online - Jul 06 2014]

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...to interact with a union about anything, that any interaction is somehow suspected of corrupt purpose," ACTU assistant secretary Tim Lyons said. "It is as if they are waging a war of extermination against unions."
"For a serious campaign to be built against austerity, privatisation and against the anti-worker laws of both state and Federal governments, union leaders have to stop reading from the ALP electoral campaign script and start to listen to the delegates and members on the job who want a real fight against these attacks."
...rimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has heard numerous similar stories, including of one woman left homeless after being fired from her job. "Some women have been told, `your choice: the job or the baby'", she told Sky News on Friday. The report makes a number of recommendations, including strengthening anti-discrimination laws. But the government has poured cold water on that prospect. Michaelia Cash, minister assisting the prime minister for women, says the government intends to honour its election promise and keep Fair Work laws unchanged. "But we will listen carefully to stakeholders and their views," she told AAP in a statement on Friday. Instead, the government is giving the commission $150,000 to help develop a practical `tool kit' within the year for workplaces to reduce discrimination. Senator Cash said the focus should now be on improving work practices for women. Business and industry welcomed that move. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said community views should change before laws did. "This should not be seen as a legal issue. It's a people issue," ACCI chief Kate Carnell said in a statement. Unions have called for the Fair Work Act to include the right to request flexible work arrangements. Employers are not obliged under existing laws to honour employees' requests for flexible work, and employees are not able to appeal workplace decisions on the matter. "This quite clearly discriminates against working parents - in particular mothers - and must be addressed if the government is serious about ending the shocking discrimination the review has laid bare," Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney said in a statement."
"I actually asked to speak to her privately and expressed my thoughts about what I thought needed to happen."

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Industry concerned about Coalition's 40-job-app... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 44 mins ago]
Disclose all contact with unions to royal commi... [Published DailyMe.Com - 17 hours ago]
Disclose all contact with unions to royal commi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 22 hours ago]
Petition asks Unions NSW to call stopwork prote... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 26 2014]
Half of all mums discriminated at work [Published Tasmania Mercury - Jul 25 2014]
Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground [Published World Maritime News - Jul 24 2014]
Greg Combet says Julia Gillard offered to stand... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 24 2014]
Veterans miss out on Anzac Day long weekend [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jul 23 2014]
Wetherill Park's Ausreo strike continues [Published Fairfield Champion - Jul 23 2014]
A nuclear war against Australia's Aboriginals [Published Axis of Logic - Jul 22 2014]
ACTU wants employers to compensate workers for ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 22 2014]
'Work half an hour more, but no fair pay rise' [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 19 2014]
ATO and ACTU to lead discussions at National Sm... [Published Business Acumen Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
Why cry over the return of populist politics? I... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
Unions urge workers to check their pay carefully [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Jul 14 2014]
The nuclear war against Australia's Aboriginal ... [Published Ecologist - Jul 14 2014]
Building the fight against the budget [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
Can people’s power stop Abbott’s cuts? [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
Paul Howes moves to KPMG [Published InvestorDaily - Jul 10 2014]
26,000 New Englanders in jeopardy [Published Northern Daily Leader - Jul 08 2014]
The line between acceptable behaviour and haras... [Published Campaign Asia-Pacific - Jul 07 2014]
Do not leer at or sext your colleagues, Human R... [Published Mumbrella - Jul 07 2014]
Thousands protest budget measures [Published Your Life Choices - Jul 07 2014]
New Ad Shows Where To Draw The Line On Sexual H... [Published B&T Online - Jul 07 2014]
Hearings focus on super fund [Published Canberra Times - Jul 06 2014]
Social media storm as budget protests sweep cou... [Published The New Daily - Jul 06 2014]
Thousands attend anti-budget rallies around Aus... [Published ABC Online - Jul 06 2014]
Aussies learn from Brits and Norwegians [Published Offshore Energy Today - Jul 03 2014]
Business groups and Unions together on job pitc... [Published Daily News - Jun 30 2014]
Union Royal Commission a platform for the disgr... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jun 28 2014]
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