Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Posted May 15, 2018 18:47:02 The New South Wales Government is again going into battle against unions, to try to slash their influence on election campaigns. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday announced an overhaul of electoral funding laws, which would more than halve the amount of money unions and other …

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Posted May 13, 2018 15:36:06 Photo: The Queensland Nurses Union is calling for carer to patient ratios in aged care facilities. (ABC: Melanie Pearce) Some elderly patients in Queensland aged care homes are only being showered once a week while others have remained undiagnosed with broken hips or gone unmedicated …

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 …

Live exports: ‘terrifying’ new footage prompts maritime union to call for suspension | World news

The Maritime Union of Australia has joined calls for a temporary suspension of the live export trade after the release of more whistleblower footage showed crew on live export ships struggling to clean up the heavily decayed carcasses of sheep that had died from heat stress. The footage was filmed …

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

Posted May 02, 2018 07:17:20 Photo: More than 250 WA schools will conduct NAPLAN testing online this year for the first time. (ABC News: Natasha Robinson) Year 11 and 12 students at some West Australian schools have been banned from using the internet during online NAPLAN testing due to fears …

Gonski individual learning plan will need big school funding boost, union says | Australia news

The landmark second Gonski report’s call for a complete overhaul of the way student progress is measured will require a significant increase in school funding, the Australian Education Union has warned. On Monday the government released the long-awaited review of education excellence in Australian schools, which calls for a shift …

Tony Cooke dead: WA union boss and son of serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke dies after cancer battle

Tony Cooke dead: WA union boss and son of serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke dies after cancer battle

Updated April 25, 2018 10:40:46 Tony Cooke, the former head of the WA Trades and Labor Council and the son of one of the nation’s worst serial killers, has died after a long battle with cancer. Mr Cooke was a well-respected union official and was at the centre of the …

Peter Marshall, United Firefighters Union secretary, faces challenge for job from veteran firefighter

Peter Marshall, United Firefighters Union secretary, faces challenge for job from veteran firefighter

Posted April 24, 2018 05:09:55 Photo: Peter Marshall (L) will run against Lyndon Clarke (R) for state secretary of the union. (ABC News/Supplied) Related Story: Government rejects claim of secret firefighter deal as stoush over new chief escalates Related Story: MFB row escalates with union boss threatening to release ‘promises’ …

Shipbuilder ASC to cut hundreds of jobs as union points finger at Christopher Pyne | Australia news

The federal government-owned shipbuilder ASC is laying off 223 workers in South Australia ahead of the air warfare destroyer project winding down. The third and final ship, Sydney, is expected to be ready by late 2019. An ASC spokesman said up to 223 positions would be reduced by early June. …