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‘Serious concerns’: CFMEU issues warning on ACT government appointment

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The CFMEU has expressed serious concerns over the appointment of someone closely linked to the Robodebt scandal to a critical ACT public service role. Lisa Carmody has been appointed deputy director of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD). CFMEU ACT has backed the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), which first raised … Continued

***MEDIA ALERT***Students, workers rally against placement poverty

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As part of a national week of action, dozens of students and workers will rally demanding the federal government end placement poverty. Students Against Placement Poverty is calling on the government to fully fund placements, make unpaid placements illegal, and update accreditation requirements to better recognise prior learning and professional experience. WHO: ASU NSW & … Continued

MEDIA ALERT: Electrical workers to rally at Transgrid depot

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Hundreds of electrical workers vital for the completion of essential renewable energy and power transmission projects will participate in major industrial action as Transgrid refuses to move on wages. On Friday, about 400 Electrical Trades Union members will strike for 24-hours, with dozens set to rally loudly outside of Transgrid’s Eastern Creek depot in western … Continued

FedUni NTEU members call on Vice Chancellor to resign and will campaign to stop his sweeping job cuts

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National Tertiary Education Union members at Federation University have called for Vice Chancellor Duncan Bentley to resign after announcing massive job cuts. NTEU members have vowed to fight management’s plan to cut 200 ongoing positions from FedUni, equivalent to about 12% of staff at the already stretched university.  At a mass meeting, an overwhelming majority … Continued

Fairer entitlements within reach for community sector workers

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Easing the staffing crisis in the community and disability services sector is edging closer as the Minns Government releases a landmark bill for fairer entitlements today, the Australian Services Union NSW & ACT said.    The proposed portable leave scheme would allow community services workers to accrue long service leave based on time in the … Continued

***MEDIA ALERT*** Report reveals ways govt can end placement poverty for social work students

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  A coalition of students, academics and union representatives are demanding an end to unpaid placements for social work students, as new research unveils models the federal government could adopt.    WHO:  ASU NSW & ACT secretary Angus McFarland  Australian Council of Heads of Social Work Education representative Professor Christine Morley Per Capita executive director … Continued

Report reveals ways govt can end placement poverty for social work students

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A coalition of students, academics and union representatives are demanding an end to unpaid placements for social work students, as new research unveils models the federal government could adopt. The Per Capita report, commissioned by the Australian Council of Heads of Social Work Education (ACHSWE), analyses a range of options to compensate students, with the preferred being … Continued

Unions rally against Aware Super labour standards

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MEDIA RELEASE Unions rally against Aware Super labour standards   Unions will rally outside Aware Super’s offices in Sydney today, demanding to know why the industry super fund is bankrolling notorious non-union contractors to construct a five tower, 834 unit apartment complex in Manhattan, using hundreds of millions of dollars of Australian workers’ retirement savings. … Continued