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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BOB HAWKE


The death of Labor legend Bob Hawke reminds us today of the power of union women and men to change the shape of this country for the better. Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BUT NO NEW JOBS: NEW RESEARCH


The proof is in: after two years of penalty rate cuts no extra jobs have been created, according to new research released today by Macquarie University and Wollongong University economists. ... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BITE IN REGIONAL ELECTORATES


The biggest national losers from penalty rate cuts work in the CBD electorates of Sydney and Melbourne, according to new data showing the geographic spread of penalty rate cuts across... Read more

MAD RANT CAN’T HIDE PENALTY RATE CUTS


When a member of the public asks an elected representative about their voting record in parliament, the elected representative should be able to calmly explain and defend their rationale. This... Read more

WAGE THEFT IN ELECTION SPOTLIGHT: MELBOURNE EAT STREET THEFT


A complaint has been filed with the Fair Work Ombudsman raising alarm at extreme levels of wage theft on Chapel Street, one of Melbourne’s premier restaurant and hospitality strips. Read more

HISTORIC PAY WIN FOR LOW PAID EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS


Today marks a historic professional pay win for early childhood educators across Australia, 96% of whom are women. Bill Shorten has announced that a Labor Government will fund a 20%... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS COST WORKERS $2.9 BILLION


Statement attributable to Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary, United Voice: Figures released today by the McKell Institute show the Coalition’s cuts to penalty rates would strip Australian workers of $2.9 billion... Read more

Ambulance officers prompt emergency action

Queensland Ambulance Officers fed up with having their vehicles ramped outside hospitals with their patients due to Emergency Department overcrowding have had their voices heard. Supported by United Voice, on-road... Read more

A little recognition goes a long way

A paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recently won recognition of her prior service with the NSW Ambulance Service and the Australian Defence Force. The prior service recognition, dating... Read more

HARSH IMPACT OF PENALTY RATE CUTS REVEALED

New figures showing hospitality workers will be up to $9,360 worse off over the next three years due to penalty rate cuts highlight the harsh impact the cuts have had... Read more

WATER DEAL AND $80M EASTER RIP-OFF SHOWS COALITION'S WARPED PRIORITIES

Revelations that the Liberal-National government has spent $80 million buying water from a company based in a tax haven and linked to a Coalition frontbencher shows the Coalition’s warped priorities... Read more

EASTER HIT: WORKERS LOSE $80 MILLION DURING HOLIDAY ‘BONANZA’


New research shows an upcoming public holiday “bonanza” will result in $80 million in lost pay for more than half a million Australian workers during a ten-day period stretching from... Read more
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