Media Releases: 2004

Australian Unions Aid Victims Of Earthquake-Tsunami

Media Release - December 31, 2004

A popular and well-known Sydney trade union official, Jagath Bandara, who was in the land…

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Unions & Asbestos Groups Secure James Hardie Compo Agreement

Media Release - December 21, 2004

The ACTU, Unions NSW and asbestos groups have today signed a Heads of Agreement with…

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ACTU Super Newsletter – Dec 2004/ Jan 2005

Media Release - December 16, 2004

In this months ACTU Super Newsletter: Superannuation contributions; Choice of fund; Transition to retirement; Car…

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New Car Buying Service For Union Members

Media Release - December 12, 2004

ACTU Member Connect announces a new service for union members. Discount New Cars is a…

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Sharan Burrow Elected First Woman President Of Global Trade Union Movement

Media Release - December 10, 2004

In an honour for the role of women in the trade union movement and the…

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A Loss Of Faith In The New Workplace

Media Release - December 7, 2004

The Howard Government’s planned industrial relations revolution is being touted as one of the main…

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Living Labor Movement Legend Gough Whitlam Congratulates Award Winners

Media Release - December 2, 2004

A workplace campaign by LHMU Western Australia that provided 2,000 temporary Government education support staff…

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ACTU / James Hardie Negotiations Over Asbestos Compensation Continue

Media Release - December 2, 2004

James Hardie and the ACTU are to continue negotiations following a NSW Supreme Court decision…

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Work Labour And Social Change In A Globalising Era

Media Release - December 1, 2004

W.A.G.E The Centre for Research on Work and Society in the Global Era. School of…

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100 Years Of The Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Media Release - November 30, 2004

In his speech to The Whitlam Lecture 2004 Professor Stuart Macintyre discusses the life and…

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