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FWC Ruling for Unpaid Domestic and Family Violence Leave ‘Bittersweet’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 10th July 2017 -  Peak bodies for family violence services are calling the Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to introduce unpaid family and domestic violence leave “bittersweet”. The FWC decision…

Penalty Rate Cuts Will Build Inequality

Wendy Williams, Friday, 30th June 2017 -  Cutting weekend penalty rates will not create jobs but will build inequality, according to social sector organisations which say they remain “deeply opposed” to the landmark cuts.

Unions Call on UN to Follow Australia’s Lead for Workplace Violence

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd October 2016 -  The peak union body is calling on the United Nations to follow Australia’s lead in preventing violence in the workplace and providing domestic violence leave. The International

Alliance Calls on Govt to Stop Criminalisation of the Unemployed

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th September 2016 -  Poor Australians are being criminalised by the social security system, according to an alliance of organisations that are demanding the government address the country’s growing

Calls for Domestic Violence Leave in All Modern Awards

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  Unions and community groups are calling on the next government to ensure that domestic violence leave is enshrined in all modern awards. ACTU President Ged Kearney and CEO of McAuley

ACTU Endorses Support for Co-Operative Organisations

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st May 2012 -  Australian unions have endorsed the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) support for co-operative operations, saying the move recognises the critical role they…
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