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Union peace deal in tatters following Commonwealth's war-of-words with wharfies

Union peace deal in tatters following Commonwealth's war-of-words with wharfies

Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter says industrial action at Port Botany is affecting medicine delivery and prices for farmers.

  • by Rob Harris and Tom Rabe

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Morrison takes aim at maritime union over Sydney port dispute
Scott Morrison

Morrison takes aim at maritime union over Sydney port dispute

The Prime Minister accused the militant union at the heart of Sydney's waterfront dispute of "holding the country to ransom".

  • by Rob Harris
'These are tough times': Dock dispute threatens farmers' post-drought recovery
Paddy Crumlin

'These are tough times': Dock dispute threatens farmers' post-drought recovery

Farmers are holding out for further breakthroughs in a waterfront dispute that threatens to hold back any post-drought boom for regional economies from increased global export markets.

  • by Rob Harris
Watchdog claims West Gate Tunnel work stopped by CFMMEU officials
Roads

Watchdog claims West Gate Tunnel work stopped by CFMMEU officials

The construction watchdog has launched legal action against one of Australia's most influential unions over allegations officials stopped critical work on the West Gate Tunnel project in December.

  • by Henrietta Cook
Labour standards a fault line in union's embrace of renewables
Renewables

Labour standards a fault line in union's embrace of renewables

The Electrical Trades Union says the solar industry's employment and safety practices don't match up with its progressive reputation.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
'Imperfect agreement': Unions and employers end months of talks with no deal
Australian Council of Trade Unions

'Imperfect agreement': Unions and employers end months of talks with no deal

Attorney-General Christian Porter said the government will push ahead with ideas it believes will create jobs even without consensus between business and unions.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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NSW Labor to introduce bill to end bonuses for icare executives
icare investigation

NSW Labor to introduce bill to end bonuses for icare executives

The top eight executives at the embattled state insurance agency enjoyed $8 million in combined salary and bonuses in two years.

  • by Lucy Cormack
'Smell of an oily rag': Social service sector braces for funding cliff
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'Smell of an oily rag': Social service sector braces for funding cliff

One organisation will lose about $100,000 over the life of its contract to deliver services to elderly and isolated people if the government does not step in.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Unions threaten to use wage theft laws against Andrews government
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Unions threaten to use wage theft laws against Andrews government

Daniel Andrews has identified insecure work as a major state issue, but unions and the opposition say his government is contributing to the problem.

  • by Paul Sakkal
1000 jobs to go at airline caterer
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1000 jobs to go at airline caterer

Dnata, which bought Qantas' catering wing in 2018, has already stood down most of its workforce but will now make about 1000 people redundant.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Union claims BHP discriminated against Indigenous miners
Discrimination

Union claims BHP discriminated against Indigenous miners

A group of mine workers who are older, Indigenous or have medical problems were excluded from BHP's massive Mt Henry coal mine because of the coronavirus.

  • by Nick Bonyhady