National Union of Workers

Type: Organization
Name: National Union of Workers
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Justice for chicken boners to office cleaners? This is why unions are being attacked | Van Badham

Lina Martinez, a Colombian international student working in Melbourne. Photograph: Nick HainesPedro Vannea is a Cambodian migrant. He has been employed by food processing company Royal Bay International since 2007, in the unglamorous role of a poultry ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Australian unemployment union wants to represent the out of work

Owen Bennett mastered the art of sweeping the floor but little else during a work-for-the-dole stint at an op-shop after he left school.He was so bored and had so little to do, he came to view the program as one designed to punish the unemployed, not ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Minds meet at Bendigo jobs summit

Bendigo Labor MPs host meeting on youth unemployment.BENDIGO'S high youth unemployment figures were the focus of discussion at a jobs summit on Friday.Business, education, employment, community and union leaders joined Bendigo Labor MPs Jacinta Allan, ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers are among casual workers who want to be permanent employees

Jackie's big win at Woolies More NSW news Although she has been working as a casual TAFE teacher for 20 years, Terri Quinlan has been unable to access the same job security, pay and conditions as her permanent colleagues.Ms Quinlan is paid only for face-to-face ... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 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 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Workers' fears come to fruition as Hospira receives US FDA Warning at Aus plant

Hospira has received a US FDA Warning Letter at an Australian injectables facility months after workers asked the firm not turn the site into “the new Rocky Mount.”Details of the warning letter were revealed in an SEC filing last week , with the US Food ... [Published In-Pharmatechnologist - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

On the slush fund trail, from respectable business lunch to grubby Labor dogfights

ANALYSISIt was a lunch that attracted executives from some of Australia's most powerful businesses, with one of the country's most influential politicians, Bill Shorten, the drawcard.The subject of Mr Shorten's speech, at the Hellenic Museum on August ... [Published WA Today - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Union bid to expand 457 visa job advertisements

Unions are campaigning against a proposal to abolish the requirement for employers to advertise jobs before filling them with overseas workers on 457 visas.The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has analysed government data showing the number ... [Published WA Today - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

National Union Of Workers Wants Your Views On Job Equality

Have your say on a national campaign aimed at improving the rights of workers in Australia.The National Union of Workers is running a major campaign aimed at surveying the opinions of Australians about workplace equality and security.The survey takes ... [Published New Matilda - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Thirroul fruit shop pays teen $3.26 'training fee'

A 17-year-old girl is seeking to be paid wages for hours spent in "training sessions" at a Thirroul fruit shop. A 17-year-old girl is seeking to be paid wages for hours spent in "training sessions" at a Thirroul fruit shop. Lauren Moon worked 24.5 hours ... [Published Illawarra Mercury - Sep 24 2014]
Entities: Fruit, Training, Mercury
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Behind the closed doors of poultry processing

There's a high price to be paid to ensure an endless supply of cheap chicken on Australian dinner tables, writes Ben Butler.Sorel Singh was not wearing his normal protective clothing on the evening in August 2010 when he was called back to do more cleaning ... [Published Goulburn Post - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

No place for union protection rackets

LAST week, former prime minister Julia Gillard, wearing a tailored white jacket, calmly and method­ically answered a number of ­questions put to her at the hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption…Here was a fund set ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Sep 19 2014]

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Mr Kennedy said the issues faced by its members and the unemployed were similar. "There's an issue around rising inequality in this country and an agenda of trying to impose austerity on those least able to fend it off."
"The key message was that governments have a role to play to help create and protect jobs, but it's up to the communities to determine how that works at a local level."
"The pro for any casual is you have the ability to take the work or not take the work, which sounds good in principle. Clearly, the disadvantage is that not taking the work can lead to not being offered work in the future."

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Justice for chicken boners to office cleaners? ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
Australian unemployment union wants to represen... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 17 2014]
Minds meet at Bendigo jobs summit [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Oct 10 2014]
Teachers are among casual workers who want to b... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 08 2014]
Union helps 13 Woolworths workers become permanent [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 07 2014]
Workers' fears come to fruition as Hospira rece... [Published In-Pharmatechnologist - Oct 06 2014]
On the slush fund trail, from respectable busin... [Published WA Today - Oct 01 2014]
Union bid to expand 457 visa job advertisements [Published WA Today - Oct 01 2014]
National Union Of Workers Wants Your Views On J... [Published New Matilda - Sep 27 2014]
Thirroul fruit shop pays teen $3.26 'training fee' [Published Illawarra Mercury - Sep 24 2014]
Behind the closed doors of poultry processing [Published Goulburn Post - Sep 24 2014]
No place for union protection rackets [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Sep 19 2014]
UVA Election; a call to address poverty [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 16 2014]
Arnott's to cut 120 jobs in Adelaide [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
The Communist Party and the Venezuelan working ... [Published Forum för sann historia - Jul 27 2014]
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific [Published World Socialist Web Site - Jan 18 2014]
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