National Union of Workers

Type: Organization
Name: National Union of Workers
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Panama: Further delays likely to affect Panama Canal Expansion Project

Panama is currently pushing forward with a major project to build a third set of locks on the Panama Canal. The project aims to enable passage of larger container ships, particularly those carrying merchandise from Asia to the US East coast, through the ... [Published For Construction Pros - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dealing with picketing: the changing landscape

In brief Pickets can have swift and harmful ramifications for the target business. Because of this, they are likely to remain an industrial tactic, despite changes in the law which may assist employers in responding to them. Accordingly, it remains ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Poor safety taking its Toll

MUA members occupy the offices of Toll Group on June 18 in Homebush, Sydney. Photo: muaaustralia/FlickrA recent death on the Melbourne waterfront on May 20 was the latest fatality in the stevedoring industry in Australia, and the latest safety issue on ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sheridan leaving SA for Queensland base

By Sheridan has been based in SA for four decadesSouth Australia faces more job losses as a major business moves its distribution centre interstate.Homewares company Sheridan is shifting operations to Queensland, with the promise of improved efficiency ... [Published ABC Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Private Sector Salaries in Costa Rica up 2.35%

With the backing of the government and the unions approval as given to the pay adjustment for the second half of the year, which according to the Ministry of Labour, was a "... midway point between the 1.33% proposed by employers and the 3.15 % requested ... [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Union Royal Commission a platform for the disgruntled

In the first two weeks of hearings at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, further claims were made against Labor leader and former national secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU) Bill Shorten.Former Health Services ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands join protest against Abbott government’s budget

Union members rally in Melbourne against the federal government’s budget. Photo: Joe Armao/The AgeA sea of high-vis workwear swamped Melbourne’s CBD on Thursday as several thousand protesters joined to march against the Abbott government’s budget.Unions ... [Published The City Weekly Review - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Hazeldene's workers dispute findings

The Hazeldene's industrial dispute continues.A HAZELDENE'S employee and union member says Wednesday's Fair Work Commission hearing did not rule in Hazeldene's favour.His assertion comes after the company's general manager, James Thompson, told the Bendigo ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Kathy Jackson's memory fails on slush fund withdrawals

Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson was unable to explain how a string of large withdrawals totalling tens of thousands of dollars from a union slush fund were spent.It comes as a close ally of Ms Jackson, Marco Bolano, has been subject ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Hazeldene's process found to be fair

THE Fair Work Commission has found that Hazeldene's followed a fair process, following union concerns that the employer was standing down employees and forcing them to reapply for their jobs. THE Fair Work Commission has found that Hazeldene's followed ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Union seeks answers from Hazeldene's at Fair Work

National Union of Workers seeks answers from Hazeldene'sTHE National Union of Workers will take Hazeldene's to Fair Work on Wednesday, claiming the employer is standing down employees and forcing them to reapply for their jobs.The union claims the company ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Feb 17 2014 - Updated Feb 17 2014 - 2 reports

Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Workers

Australia's National Union of Workers accused Caterpillar Inc. of pressuring temporary workers to sign letters stating they don't want permanent jobs due to them. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Asia - Feb 17 2014]

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...coming to terms with yet another needless, and preventable fatality, Crumlin, also the President of the International Transport Federation, said: "The MUA has long campaigned for better safety and now demands that this crisis in waterfront safety be addressed by regulation, safety must be mandatory and it must be law”."
"My children are here and I'm thinking 'What industry will be left for any South Australian to work in?' and 'Will you get full-time employment?' which I can't see, a lot of it is going to be casual" she said
"... In addition to this percentage, workers with lower wages received ¢302,535 to ¢5,000 more, as these people are in the categories of generic unskilled labor, semi-skilled generic and skilled generic workers. This extra amount represents 4 , 22%, 4.09% and 4%, respectively. "
"I will continue to speak to Hazeldene's and the workers ... to make sure we're creating jobs people can count on" she said

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Panama: Further delays likely to affect Panama ... [Published For Construction Pros - Jul 21 2014]
Dealing with picketing: the changing landscape [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 17 2014]
Poor safety taking its Toll [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
Sheridan leaving SA for Queensland base [Published ABC Online - Jul 09 2014]
Private Sector Salaries in Costa Rica up 2.35% [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 03 2014]
Union Royal Commission a platform for the disgr... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jun 28 2014]
Thousands join protest against Abbott governmen... [Published The City Weekly Review - Jun 27 2014]
Hazeldene's workers dispute findings [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 22 2014]
Kathy Jackson's memory fails on slush fund with... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jun 19 2014]
Hazeldene's process found to be fair [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 18 2014]
Union seeks answers from Hazeldene's at Fair Work [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jun 16 2014]
South Australian election minus three weeks [Published The Poll Bludger - Feb 23 2014]
Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Wor... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Asia - Feb 17 2014]
Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Wor... [Published WSJ.com: What's News US - Feb 17 2014]
Civvies ill at ease on job [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jan 21 2014]
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific [Published World Socialist Web Site - Jan 18 2014]
Kellogg announces plant closures in Australia a... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Dec 21 2013]
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific [Published World Socialist Web Site - Nov 09 2013]
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South Australian election minus three weeks [Published The Poll Bludger - Feb 23 2014]
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