ACTU News

Nobody should work full-time and live in poverty 6 March 2019
No wage growth slows spending, GDP growth 6 March 2019
Skilled visa system robbing local jobs and driving down wages and conditions 6 March 2019
Living standards in decline for first time in decades 5 March 2019
Over 100 organisations make joint call for urgent action to end sexual harassment at work. 28 February 2019
Building industry secret police abuse powers 27 February 2019
Majority back Industrial Manslaughter legislation, bigger union role in workplace safety 27 February 2019
Review calls for Industrial Manslaughter laws in all states 25 February 2019
Weekly earnings remain low 21 February 2019
Sally McManus meets local workers in Gladstone in campaign for pay rises and job security 21 February 2019
Real wage growth remains near record low at 0.5% 20 February 2019
Sally McManus meets local workers in Rockhampton in campaign for pay rises and job security 20 February 2019
Amended super bills will strengthen system 15 February 2019
Morrison Government bill a backdoor to casualisation 13 February 2019
Union movement celebrates Hakeem’s release 12 February 2019
Morrison government ignores threat of insecure jobs, no wage growth 11 February 2019
CDP an abject failure: PM’s report 7 February 2019
Australia needs a pay rise: Reserve Bank head 6 February 2019
Retail sales down as pay packets outpaced by living costs 5 February 2019
Letter shows Morrison and banks worked together 5 February 2019
No vindication for bank victims and staff in Hayne report 4 February 2019
Thales EBA signals huge step forward for Family and Domestic Violence Leave 31 January 2019
New research shreds Coalitions jobs record 30 January 2019
Real wage growth stalled at record low 30 January 2019
Federal court rejects Aerocare split-shift schedule 25 January 2019
BHP workers come home after Morrison refuses to act 24 January 2019
Scullion shifts deck chairs on CDP 24 January 2019
ILO calls for guarantee of basic work rights in changing economy 23 January 2019
Frydenberg offers nothing for working people 22 January 2019
40,000+ more casual jobs, but no pay rises under Coalition 22 January 2019
Number of Australian billionaires up 30% - wages flat 21 January 2019
Inquiry needed into Aussie role in Hakeem’s jailing 20 January 2019
No Minister and No Plan for Wages Crisis 19 January 2019
Morrison Government doesn’t represent working people 19 January 2019
Consumers paying the price for power privatisation 18 January 2019
Huge win for Wollongong Coal workers 17 January 2019
BHP, BlueScope end 100 years of secure shipping jobs 16 January 2019
Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on the ROC raids scandal 15 January 2019
ABC admits to systemic wage theft 10 January 2019
Proposed super changes put banks ahead of workers 10 January 2019
ACTU condemns neo-nazi rally 7 January 2019
Government’s heartless timing on Industrial Manslaughter response 20 December 2018
ALP platform sets path to fairness at work 18 December 2018
O’Dwyer announces expansion of youth exploitation scheme 17 December 2018
MYEFO revises wage growth forecasts down 17 December 2018
Super announcement will help recover stolen savings 16 December 2018
$2 billion lost thanks to 722 companies paying no tax 13 December 2018
Morrison finally caves on federal ICAC 13 December 2018
Enterprise agreement decline shows need to change the rules on bargaining 13 December 2018
ACTU welcomes ALP action on insecure work and wages 12 December 2018
O’Dwyer feigns action on insecure work crisis 11 December 2018
Half of new jobs are second jobs 11 December 2018
Two in three women sexually harassed at work 11 December 2018
Liam O’Brien elected ACTU Assistant Secretary 10 December 2018
O’Dwyer backs in big business over workers, again 10 December 2018
Australian government must intervene to protect Hakeem al-Araibi 9 December 2018
O’Dwyer stacks independent umpire with bosses 7 December 2018
New bill will do nothing to end theft of Superannuation 6 December 2018
Morrison abandons regions, energy users with Silesia snub 6 December 2018
Sharan Burrow re-elected General Secretary of ITUC 6 December 2018
Wages continue to lag as growth slows 5 December 2018
Unions Changing the Rules for working people this summer 5 December 2018
Unpaid leave will not help people escape abuse 4 December 2018
Coalition splits over insecure work crisis 4 December 2018
643,900 young people unemployed or underemployed: new report 3 December 2018
Bill too weak to eradicate modern slavery 29 November 2018
Wages stalled, all work less secure: ABS 29 November 2018
Workers holding multiple jobs being paid less: ABS 27 November 2018
Commonwealth Bank sponsorship of Australian of the Year completely inappropriate 27 November 2018
Unions to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 25 November 2018
ACTU explores intervention in Rossato case 22 November 2018
Plan for energy transition welcomed 22 November 2018
ACTU farewells Michael Borowick 22 November 2018
Super plan no substitute for paid family domestic violence leave 20 November 2018
Brisbane and Canberra rallies calling for a fair go 20 November 2018
Workers in Canberra hit the streets calling for a fair go 20 November 2018
Casuals robbed nationwide by broken work laws 19 November 2018
Win for working people in landmark Foodora case 16 November 2018
Wages stay low even as award rises kick in 14 November 2018
Nobel Prize-winner endorses sector bargaining 14 November 2018
Morrison wants to let super thieves off the hook 14 November 2018
More than 1 in 2 women harassed at work: Survey 14 November 2018
Australia still has a long way to go on pay equity 13 November 2018
ACTU supports changes to toughen Modern Slavery Bill 12 November 2018
FWO report barely scratches the surface of wage theft
8 November 2018
Wage growth continues to struggle against cost of living 7 November 2018
Morrison announces wasteful and ineffective apprentice scheme 2 November 2018
Independent body needed to oversee energy shift: report 30 October 2018
From laneway cafes to temporary workers, wage theft is Australia’s shameful business model 29 October 2018
GDP growth not generating wage growth 26 October 2018
Morrison Government soft on super theft 25 October 2018
Fair pay rises needed to save our savings 25 October 2018
Nationwide rallies calling for a fair go for workers 22 October 2018
Stolen super continues to rise 22 October 2018
O’Dwyer backs business, betrays working people 18 October 2018
Unions welcome call for uniform Industrial Manslaughter laws 17 October 2018
Change the Rules for fair pay in anti-poverty week 17 October 2018
ACTU welcomes new direction on trade 15 October 2018
Household budgets squeeze intensifies says new research 12 October 2018
Work for women harder to find, more insecure, lower paid and with fewer entitlements: ABS report 25 September 2018
Business “permanent casual” proposal could destroy permanent work 25 September 2018
Gender pay gap announcement a good first step 23 September 2018
Morrison must deliver fair funding to public schools 21 September 2018
ACTU helping people share their stories for sexual harassment inquiry 20 September 2018
Morrison allows NewStart to go backwards, punishing the most vulnerable 20 September 2018
Morrison and O’Dwyer must act on Future of Work report 20 September 2018
O’Dwyer’s platitudes, slogans and tired stereotypes can’t mask policy failure 19 September 2018
Insecure work in healthcare and social assistance hurting workers, patients, residents 19 September 2018
Melbourne Institute finds ‘Enterprise bargaining is not delivering’ 19 September 2018
Working people welcome super changes, call for immediate implementation 19 September 2018
Australia needs a pay rise – there’s no way around it 18 September 2018
Immediate $75 increase for Newstart recipients needed 17 September 2018
Ratios, reversal of funding cuts key to aged care fix 17 September 2018
The Morrison Government presides over long-term unemployment and insecure jobs. 14 September 2018
Victory after a 10-year battle against broken rules for pathology workers in Victoria 14 September 2018
ACTU calls on Morrison Government to Back Secure Jobs 13 September 2018
Rules for working women failing to end workplace sexual harassment 12 September 2018
No money, no time – O’Dwyer’s unpaid five days Family and Domestic Violence Leave falls short 12 September 2018
We must change the rules so work is fair for women 10 September 2018
O’Dwyer joins business in attack on leave rights 7 September 2018
Working people still waiting for fair share of nation’s wealth 5 September 2018
Riders still fighting for justice as Fair Work Ombudsman drops Foodora case 3 September 2018
Equal pay day a reminder of the persistent gender pay gap 31 August 2018
‘Australia needs a pay rise’: Change the Rules volunteers reach out to thousands in door knock campaign 31 August 2018
Fix bargaining for better pay: IMF 31 August 2018
O’Dwyer must resist big business pressure on casuals 30 August 2018
Productivity Commission highlights growing inequality 29 August 2018
QANTAS workers united in opposition to latest ‘bonus’ offer 27 August 2018
Sally McManus visits 1600 workers fighting to protect their job security 27 August 2018
ACTU President calls on Kelly O’Dwyer for more secure jobs and better pay 26 August 2018
Morrison means more of the same 24 August 2018
Government’s weak response to asbestos recommendations 23 August 2018
TPP legislation must be stopped 22 August 2018
Anniversary of Wave Hill cold comfort to CDP workers 22 August 2018
Turnbull’s agenda in tatters as corporate tax cut rejected 22 August 2018
Vale Laurie Carmichael 18 August 2018
O’Dwyer abandons women’s super in report response 17 August 2018
Court decision shows need for proper definition of casual work 16 August 2018
Wages going backwards for Australian workers 15 August 2018
Wages going backwards for Australian workers 15 August 2018
Casual conversion extended to hundreds of thousands 13 August 2018
ACTU gathers stories of workers hit hardest by lack of pay rises 13 August 2018
Pay going backwards for four out of five workers 10 August 2018
ACTU Congress 2018 Final Policies and Resolutions 9 August 2018
FNWA joins AEUNT for tour of Arnhem Land communities and schools 8 August 2018
ASX Guidelines must hold boards to account for investment 3 August 2018
Turnbull must act on broken work visa system after shocking wage theft allegations 2 August 2018
Australia must catch up to New Zealand on paid FDV leave 2 August 2018
ABS shows wages going backwards 1 August 2018
Australia hasn’t had a pay rise since 2009: HILDA Survey 31 July 2018
Real wage growth hits 0% 25 July 2018
Nearly thirty thousand working full-time but homeless 25 July 2018
South32 locks out safety staff on eve of anniversary of Appin disaster 24 July 2018
Unemployment rate down, but where is our pay? 19 July 2018
ACTU commits to action on national Industrial Manslaughter Laws, OHS regulatory regime, eradication of asbestos 18 July 2018
Statement on the Republic 18 July 2018
Historic MoU signals new era of cooperation to create good secure jobs 17 July 2018
AIG refuses to acknowledge crisis of insecure work 10 July 2018
Check your pay if you’re working under an award 9 July 2018
Australia must act on offshore safety to avoid repeat of disaster 5 July 2018
Sector bargaining improves employment, economic performance, equality: OECD report 5 July 2018
Turnbull’s second round of unfair penalty rates cuts hits workers 1 July 2018
Entsch gets pay rise as penalty rate cuts deepen 28 June 2018
Modern Slavery Act falls way short in current form 28 June 2018
Regional Queensland cries foul on penalty rates and corporate tax cuts 27 June 2018
Sexual harassment inquiry to shed light on broken workplace rules 21 June 2018
Turnbull’s tax plan will hurt working people, won’t create jobs 21 June 2018
Telstra job cuts a betrayal of working people and customers 20 June 2018
Statement by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on the passing of Ted Cowell 15 June 2018
Turnbull’s insecure work crisis continues 14 June 2018
Issue a visa, “create” a job – Turnbull’s true job creation legacy 14 June 2018
“Australia needs a pay rise”: RBA boss 13 June 2018
Ombudsman forgoes impartiality to back outrageous super amnesty 13 June 2018
Unions pursue penalty rates push 13 June 2018
Organisation for CDP workers stronger than ever one year in 9 June 2018
Women lead the charge to change the rules 7 June 2018
Banks have no place in super 5 June 2018
New polling reveals voters support minimum wage rise 5 June 2018
Minimum wage increase another hard-won step towards fairness 1 June 2018
Court will find the truth on Minister’s involvement in AWU raids 30 May 2018
Only a quarter of Longman voters feel living standards have improved under Turnbull 30 May 2018
Draft PC report in danger of putting politics ahead of reform 29 May 2018
Amnesty for stolen super lets thieves walk free 24 May 2018
Turnbull Government chooses insecurity instead of jobs we can count on 24 May 2018
Jobs You Can Count On – a secure work future for Australia 23 May 2018
Australia leading the world in creating insecure work 21 May 2018
CORRECTION OF MEDIA RELEASE RE: GIG SUPER PTY LTD 18 May 2018
‘Super is for everyone’: ACTU backs call for super changes 18 May 2018
April jobs figures show unemployment rising 17 May 2018
Laundy claims credit for union-won wage increase he opposed 17 May 2018
Turnbull Govt has questions to answer after CFMMEU charges withdrawn 17 May 2018
Turnbull Govt has questions to answer after CFMMEU charges withdrawn 17 May 2018
Australia still waiting for a pay rise 16 May 2018
Australia needs a pay rise – ACTU makes its final arguments to commission 16 May 2018
Modern Slavery proposal will do little to stop exploitation 11 May 2018
Racist work-for-the-dole scheme survives another budget 11 May 2018
O’Dwyer puts off action on superannuation gender gap 11 May 2018
Statement by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on the budget 8 May 2018
Tens of thousands to fill Melbourne CBD as part of Change the Rules events 8 May 2018
Thodey review panel shows government in pocket of big business 4 May 2018

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