BHP can’t enforce vaccine mandate: Fair Work Commission
Workers at NSW’s Mt Arthur BHP coal mine have won in the Fair Work Commission (FWC), which ruled on 3rd December that BHP can not enforce a vaccine mandate at the site until it undertakes genuine consultation with workers.
Public Sector Alliance mass bargaining meeting, workers Embassy Parliament House – Perth
In mid-2021, unions with members in the Western Australian Public Sector formed the Public Sector Alliance (PSA) to present a united position on a wage...
The ALP’s new IR laws: new avenues for action, new shackles
CPA Logistics and Manufacturing Branch The ALP government has recently announced its new Industrial Relations laws. Positioned as a response to workers’ demands to organise...
Qantas moves to terminate Enterprise Agreement
Qantas has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Long-Haul Cabin Crew agreement. The first time in its history that Qantas has tried...
HALF THE SKY
Will Labor’s bill help working women? E Lennon Workplace relations minister, Tony Burke, has tabled a bill aimed at tackling several issues faced by workers...
Workers win historic wage increase in Annual Wage Review
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has struck a strong middle ground with a 5.2 per cent wage hike announced on 15th June. The minimum wage...
Time to break the shackles
Labor’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill gives lie to its title. It fails to provide trade unions and the working class with the unfettered right...
New research from Australia Institute economist Dr Jim Stanford has confirmed that excessive corporate profits are the main driver of inflation, not wages. The research...
Time for a wage rise
The cost-of-living crisis has not abated as households face further economic pressures with interest rates and inflation on the rise. Trade union militancy is on...
The ghost of the ABCC lives on
The federal Labor government might have abolished the union-bashing Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) but its dirty work has been taken up by the...
Trade union and workers’ rights
Over the decades the rights of trade union delegates and trade union officials have been eroded, making it increasingly difficult for them to represent and...
THE BIG RIP-OFF
In the face of the big rip-off of Australian workers, the Albanese government’s attempted makeover of the industrial relations system continued on 4th September, when...
Restore real wages
The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to award a 5.75 per cent wage rise for those on minimum award wage rates was higher than expected...