Media Releases: 2007

Employers should accept the Australian voters’ rejection of AWAs and ‘Workchoices’

Media Release - December 10, 2007

Employers should accept the outcome of the federal election and immediately stop trying to push…

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Business and Liberals still haven’t heard voters’ message to abandon IR policies

Media Release - November 29, 2007

There are disturbing reports today of employers moving to unfairly sack employees and lock workers…

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Australians reject ‘WorkChoices’ & the Liberals’ attack on unions & workers’ rights

Media Release - November 25, 2007

The Australian public has totally rejected ‘WorkChoices’ and the Liberal and National parties’ attack on unions and workers’ rights.

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John Howard confirms Govt plan to reduce award coverage and go furhter on IR changes

Media Release - November 1, 2007

John Howard has confirmed that his Government will push ahead with their plan to reduce…

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33,000 more job losses – the Coalition’s only plan for Australian manufacturing say unions

Media Release - October 31, 2007

Workers in manufacturing, agriculture and construction will be campaigning around Australia today (Wednesday) to highlight…

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John Howard cannot be trusted on industrial relations: Govt plans 1.5 million more AWAs

Media Release - October 28, 2007

John Howard cannot be trusted on industrial relations and there is no doubt the Liberals…

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Nurses win fair wages & improve quality care despite Work Choices obstacles

Media Release - October 25, 2007

The ACTU has congratulated Victorian nurses and the ANF for winning fair wages and improving…

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New independent report finds Work Choices is bad now, but set to get even worse later

Media Release - October 25, 2007

A new independent report released today has found that Work Choices has disadvantaged thousands of…

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CPI lift leaves working families worse off & Liberals’ economic credentials in tatters

Media Release - October 24, 2007

John Howard & Peter Costello’s economic credentials are in tatters with a lift in inflation…

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NFF wants Howard Govt to go further on wage cuts for rural & regional workers

Media Release - October 23, 2007

Hundreds of thousands of workers in rural and regional areas across Australia face significant cuts…

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