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CFMEU warns of ‘dangerous precedent’ in union interference bill

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The CFMEU has warned the Albanese Government’s proposed laws designed to intervene in the union’s composition could set a dangerous precedent.   Legislation introduced to federal parliament on Monday will allow the CFMEU’s manufacturing division to hold a ballot on leaving the powerful construction union.   The bill restores now-repealed Coalition-era powers to undermine unions and … Continued

Nurses and midwives to consider 28.4 per cent wage increase

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SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2024 The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victoria Branch) has called a statewide meeting of members to consider the Allan Government’s offer of a 28.4 per cent (compounded) wage increase by the end of the fourth year. The offer is an in-principle agreement subject to both cabinet approval and member endorsement. It … Continued

Vale former CFMEU National Secretary Stan Sharkey

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Statement from CFMEU National Secretary Construction and General Zach Smith, CFMEU National Secretary Christy Cain and MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin:   The CFMEU celebrates the great contribution of Stan Sharkey to the union, the construction industry and the working class.   Stan passed away in Sydney on Thursday night after a long illness.   … Continued

Wilmar’s Lies Catch Up to Them

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In a bizarre turn of events from beleaguered sugar giant Wilmar sugar, they are now not making an offer to their employees, instead offering a “window” which involves removing employees right to take accrued RDO hours when they chose. Despite the unions providing indisputable data that the cost of living over the last four years … Continued

Skills shortage solution already here with 620,000 hidden workers ready to be activated

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  The key to easing Australia’s skills shortages could be closer to home than anticipated, with new research commissioned by non-profit SSI showing more than 620,000 migrant workers already in the country do not have the opportunity to fully use their skills.  Despite typically having higher qualification levels than their Australian-born counterparts, almost half (44%) of … Continued

620,000 hidden workers offer untapped solution to national skills shortage

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Industry and community sector leaders from LinkedIn, Allianz Australia, Diversity Council of Australia, Business NSW and Business Western Sydney are coming together on world Refugee Day, June 20, to launch Australian first research revealing over 620,000 skilled migrants already living in Australia could provide an untapped solution to national skills shortages if they were able to … Continued

Union calls out FedUni mismanagement over latest plan to slash jobs

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The National Tertiary Education Union has warned FedUni’s newly released plan to slash jobs will inflame the university’s financial problems. FedUni Vice-Chancellor Duncan Bentley this week confirmed he was pushing ahead with the “Future Fed” cuts despite widespread community opposition. A change paper released on Wednesday confirms most of the cuts will be applied to … Continued

620,000 hidden workers offer untapped solution to national skills shortage

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Industry and community sector leaders from LinkedIn, Allianz Australia, Diversity Council of Australia, Business NSW and Business Western Sydney are coming together on world Refugee Day, June 20, to launch Australian first research revealing over 620,000 skilled migrants already living in Australia could provide an untapped solution to national skills shortages if they were able to … Continued

Manufacturing Division Welcomes CFMEU Split Vote

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19 June 2024 Manufacturing Division Welcomes CFMEU Split Vote The CFMEU Manufacturing Division welcomes the announcement from Minister Tony Burke that the Government will provide the opportunity for members to vote on their future. Manufacturing Division Members will now have the chance to determine if they want their union to be outside of the CFMEU. … Continued