Media Releases: 2011
Media Release - December 27, 2011
The Australian Government’s decision to renew a textile, clothing and footwear scheme with the Fijian Government under a multi-lateral trade agreement will do nothing to improve the lives of lowly paid Fijian textile workers.
Media Release - December 21, 2011
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu is the only Australian leader to deny workers a public holiday to compensate for Christmas Day this year falling on a Sunday.
Media Release - December 20, 2011
Next year’s review of the Fair Work Act must not become a forum for employer grandstanding, and unions will take a strong interest to ensure the voices of working Australians are heard and that their rights are strengthened.
Media Release - December 15, 2011
Workers, unions, community and other representative groups have an extra month to contribute their experiences to the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia.
Media Release - December 14, 2011
Australian unions will continue to steadfastly pursue human and labour rights in Fiji, despite the military regime’s refusal to allow entry to an Australian and New Zealand union fact-finding mission.
Media Release - December 12, 2011
Australian unions welcome the appointment of Bill Shorten as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and look forward to working with him to progress the agenda for rights at work for all Australians.
What is the Fijian Govt trying to hide? Aust and NZ unions to go ahead with visit despite reported ban
Media Release - December 11, 2011
Unions from Australia and New Zealand intend to proceed with plans to send a delegation to Fiji this week and have called on the regime to clarify media reports it will ban them from the country.
Media Release - December 7, 2011
Australian unions welcome moves today by the International Labour Organisation to intervene to safeguard human and labour rights in Fiji, ahead of a delegation heading to the island nation next week to investigate abuses of workplace rights first hand.
Media Release - December 6, 2011
Federal Government support for a pay increase for apprentices is a good first step towards improving the appalling apprentice completion rate.
Media Release - December 2, 2011
Workers will have enhanced rights to bargain for better pay and conditions and secure jobs under changes to the Labor Party’s national platform adopted at the National Conference.