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Action needed on aged care draft recommendations now, unions say

Action needed on aged care draft recommendations now, unions say

There have been calls for a shake-up of the aged care sector, including mandated staffing ratios and a new independent watchdog.

  • by Julie Power and Rachel Clun

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2020 was supposed to be a big year for unions. Then the pandemic hit
Industrial relations

2020 was supposed to be a big year for unions. Then the pandemic hit

The Transport Workers Union had been planning a year of industrial action since 2017. The maritime union also had the year planned out. But 2020 didn't go to plan.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Overturned Fair Work decisions spark complaints about political appointees
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Industrial relations

Overturned Fair Work decisions spark complaints about political appointees

The CFMMEU has seized on a series of incorrect decisions to attack what it says are "ideological" appointments to the national industrial tribunal.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Industrial overhaul to come in one big bill, making it harder to oppose
Industrial relations

Industrial overhaul to come in one big bill, making it harder to oppose

Attorney-General Christian Porter hopes to have an overhaul of Australia's industrial relations laws through Parliament by early next year.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
'We've gotten nowhere': Wharf action ends without pay deal
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Industrial relations

'We've gotten nowhere': Wharf action ends without pay deal

The Maritime Union has suspended its campaign of industrial action against stevedoring company Patrick, but the fundamental dispute has been left unresolved.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Patrick admits no medical shortages from wharf dispute - yet
Industrial relations

Patrick admits no medical shortages from wharf dispute - yet

The Maritime Union of Australia and Patrick have gone to conciliation to try to hash out their differences.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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Union peace deal in tatters following Commonwealth's war-of-words with wharfies
Industrial relations

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

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
Queensland union movement loses one of its strongest voices
Queensland

Queensland union movement loses one of its strongest voices

Peter 'Simmo" Simpson - whose Electrical Trades Union anti-asset sale campaign shaped the 2015 and 2017 Queensland election campaigns - has died in hospital of cancer aged 57.

  • by Tony Moore
'Imperfect agreement': Unions and employers end months of talks with no deal
Industrial relations

'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
Union boss and environmentalist bury the hatchet in the Hunter
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Union boss and environmentalist bury the hatchet in the Hunter

Burnt by an election loss some blame on Labor's efforts to win over city voters on environment issues one union is taking environmentalism right into the heart of coal country.

  • by Nick O'Malley