Melbourne CBD shut down as tens of thousands march in union protest | Australia news

Thousands of workers have shut down part of Melbourne’s CBD, saying the federal coalition can keep its slated tax cuts for low-and middle-income workers. Wednesday’s march was part of a nationwide “Change the Rules” union campaign to demand better pay and work conditions. The latest action comes after the federal …

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Updated May 09, 2018 12:17:11 Photo: Protesters gathered at Trades Hall before moving on to Federation Square. (Twitter: Vic Trades Hall) Parts of Melbourne’s CBD have been brought to a standstill as tens of thousands of people rally for an increase to Australia’s minimum wage. The huge crowd marched from …

Retail sales disappoint in March as consumers shut their wallets again

Retail sales disappoint in March as consumers shut their wallets again

Updated May 08, 2018 16:35:36 Photo: Discretionary retailing continues to suffer as consumers feel the pinch from low wage growth. (ABC News, file photo) Australian retailers are continuing to suffer at the hands of reluctant shoppers, with another disappointing month of sales in March. Key points: Weak retail sales over …

Anzac Day 2018: East Timor veterans ‘honour friendship’ at Hobart march

Anzac Day 2018: East Timor veterans ‘honour friendship’ at Hobart march

Posted April 25, 2018 16:38:37 Photo: The East Timorese contingent was the largest to take part in a Tasmanian Anzac parade. (ABC News: Natalie Whiting) In the early hours of the Anzac Day morning, while many Australians were attending dawn services, a group of fruit pickers from East Timor boarded …

Anzac Day: From Iraq to Australia, servicewomen to march as one

Anzac Day: From Iraq to Australia, servicewomen to march as one

Updated April 25, 2018 07:25:19 Sally Heidenreich knows firsthand what it’s like to face danger on the front line of a war zone. The Adelaide-based lawyer served as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army for over a decade and ahead of Anzac Day has shared some of her experiences …

Anzac Day march in Darwin to be led by women for first time in history

Anzac Day march in Darwin to be led by women for first time in history

Updated April 24, 2018 07:01:17 Photo: Corporal Sonya Newman lost a leg after years of horror injuries to her leg. (ABC News: Mitchell Woolnough) Darwin’s 95-year-old Anzac Day march will be led by women veterans for the first time on Wednesday, when the Women Veterans Network NT guide about 150 …

Employment market showing signs of softness with only 4,900 new jobs created in March

Employment market showing signs of softness with only 4,900 new jobs created in March

Updated April 19, 2018 12:22:29 Australia’s jobs boom is showing signs of cooling after much weaker than expected employment growth in March. The record run of unbroken period jobs growth has been ruled off at 16 months after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revised down February’s result from a 17,500 …

Martin Luther King honoured as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Martin Luther King honoured as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’

Updated April 05, 2018 08:25:46 Photo: People locked arms or held signs as they chanted and sang songs such as We Shall Overcome. (Reuters: Karen Pulfer Focht) Related Story: Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings still relevant today, his daughter says With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, …

Tulsa Teachers Begin March to Oklahoma State Capitol

Teachers and their allies in Tulsa, Oklahoma, demonstrated outside Daniel Webster High School on April 4, officially kicking off a 100-mile walk from Tulsa to the capital. Educators from across Oklahoma have staged several days of statewide walkouts over education funding in the state. Credit: @beanysmom via Storyful Source link

March Of Our Lives: Tens of thousands rally across the US to demand tighter gun laws

March Of Our Lives: Tens of thousands rally across the US to demand tighter gun laws

Posted March 25, 2018 07:32:49 Photo: Protesters gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. (AP: Jose Luis Magana) Tens of thousands of Americans have gathered across the country at March For Our Lives rallies to demand tighter gun laws, led by survivors of last month’s Florida school massacre. Key points: As …