Media Releases: 2023

Early childhood education and care sector unions win historic first multi-employer bargaining case

Media Release - September 27, 2023

An Application by the United Workers Union, the Australian Education Union and the Independent Education Union of Australia to bargain across multiple employers has been granted at the Fair Work Commission (FWC) today.

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 ACTU welcomes full employment pledge 

Media Release - September 25, 2023

The ACTU welcomes today’s employment white paper which sets out the government’s commitment to full employment, where everyone who wants a job can find one, with the promotion of job security and strong sustainable wage growth as core objectives in the government’s economic and fiscal strategy. 

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ACTU welcomes steady unemployment rate

Media Release - September 14, 2023

Labour market figures released today show that unemployment rate remains steady at 3.7% with around…

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Workers defeat Qantas: High Court confirms sackings were illegal

Media Release - September 13, 2023

In a massive win for union members, the High Court of Australia today ruled that…

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National Accounts reinforces we must close the loopholes to get wages moving

Media Release - September 6, 2023

New data from the ABS today reported the Australian economy has grown by 0.4 per…

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End of Philip Lowe’s term as RBA governor offers an opportunity for change in direction

Media Release - September 5, 2023

The elevation of Michele Bullock as RBA governor from the 18th of September provides an opportunity for the RBA to prioritise its outlined objective of full employment.

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Joyce taking off, needs to take his baggage with him

Media Release - September 4, 2023

The ACTU welcomes the news that Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has decided to step…

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Employer role in paid parental leave is crucial

Media Release - September 4, 2023

Yesterday saw pushback from several employer representative groups over the employer’s role in payments for paid parental leave in a report tabled by the Senate Education and Employment References Committee

The ACTU has significant concerns about the recommendations made by the report, which include that the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 be amended so that small businesses do not need to pay Parental Leave Pay instalments directly to their workers unless they opt to do so.

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Industry super funds outperform profits super funds yet again

Media Release - August 31, 2023

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released the results of the 2023 superannuation…

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Harvey Norman records over a billion in profits whilst pushing pay cuts for working people

Media Release - August 31, 2023

Harvey Norman will be sitting comfortably today after posting pre-tax profits of $1.13 billion for…

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