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‘Incredibly disappointing’: CFMEU reacts to demerger bill passage

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Federal parliament’s decision to pass legislation designed to interfere with which workers the CFMEU represents could set a dangerous precedent, the union warns. The bill, which passed the Senate on Tuesday, will allow the CFMEU’s manufacturing division to hold a ballot on leaving the powerful construction union. The bill restores Coalition-era powers to undermine unions … Continued

New union rights to boost workplace cooperation

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Media release | Monday, July 1 2024 New rights for volunteer union delegates are set to make workplaces more, not less, cooperative, according to a new analysis by the Australia Institute. The changes coming into effect from today – under the federal government’s Closing Loopholes Act – guarantee the rights of volunteer union delegates to … Continued

Community sector workers ask FWC to intervene in ACT funding dispute

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Media release | Tuesday, 25 June 2024 The Australian Services Union will ask the Fair Work Commission to intervene in its fight to secure basic leave entitlements for ACT community services workers. Tuesday’s application will seek to stop the ACT government shortchanging community sector workers on paid parental, family and domestic violence leave available to … Continued

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   The bill restores now-repealed Coalition-era powers to undermine unions and … Continued

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

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

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

Endeavour Energy workers step up industrial action

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MEDIA ALERT | Tuesday, 18 June 2024 Hundreds of NSW Electrical Trade Union members will rally outside Endeavour Energy’s Parramatta headquarters on Tuesday to demand a fair pay deal.  Who: ETU members and ETU NSW/ACT Secretary Allen Hicks When: 10.30am, Tuesday, 18 June 2024  Where: 8 Parramatta Square, Parramatta  Contact: Georgie Moore 0477 779 928 … Continued