Media Releases: 2008

Low paid workers face cuts to pay and conditions under proposed new modern awards

Media Release - December 19, 2008

Many low paid workers, including young people and workers reliant in the safety net of…

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Telstra board and management must stop playing politics on broadband tender and IR

Media Release - December 15, 2008

The federal government’s rejection of Telstra’s bid for the National Broadband Network is a bitter…

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Time for business to create new green jobs and help solve global warming, say unions

Media Release - December 15, 2008

The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme announced today comes down on the side of caution by…

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New Government infrastructure investment welcome; business must do its bit as well

Media Release - December 12, 2008

Unions welcome today’s announcement of new Government spending on road, rail and education infrastructure and…

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Give unfair AWAs the BOOT: unions plan next step in workers’ rights campaign

Media Release - December 9, 2008

The new independent umpire, Fair Work Australia, should be given the power to axe AWAs…

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Safe Work Bill changes are needed to strengthen workplace health and safety laws

Media Release - December 4, 2008

All politicians should accept the Senate amendments to the Safe Work Bill and allow a…

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Towards a Green New Deal: Economic stimulus that will be good for the planet

Media Release - December 2, 2008

The Federal Government can drive a massive increase in green jobs by combining focused economic…

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New Collective Bargaining laws will deliver better wages and conditions for Australian workers

Media Release - November 25, 2008

New industrial relations laws introduced into Federal Parliament today will give working Australians the fundamental…

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New IR legislation will be a major step forward for workers’ rights after a decade of attacks

Media Release - November 25, 2008

Legislation to be introduced into Federal Parliament today will mark an historic turning point to…

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New union TV ad spotlights Liberals’ choice: support IR laws or put workers last again

Media Release - November 24, 2008

Will Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Party support the restoration of Australian workers’ rights, or will he…

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