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Premier praises ASU for donation of life saving heart defibrillator
The Australian Services Union (ASU) has donated a heart defibrillator to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to be used when visitors suffer heart attacks. Victorian Premier John Brumby launched the defibrillator this week.
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Employers must not use jobs market as an excuse to slash pay and conditions: ACTU
Employers must not use the uncertain jobs market to pressure workers into accepting cuts to their pay and conditions, unions said today in response to new unemployment data.
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ABCC's use of coercive powers up 175%: annual report

The ABCC substantially increased its use of its compulsory examination power in 2007-08, almost tripling the number of notices to attend and answer questions, its annual report reveals. 

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Reforms welcome, but improvements can still be made to the Fair Work Bill

The UnionsWA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Fair Work Bill says that some elements of the Bill do not go far enough in restoring the balance for employees.

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UnionsWA OSH Officer appointed to WorkCoverWA Board

UnionsWA  OSH Officer appointed to WorkCoverWA Board

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Unions pressure Telstra to resume negotiations
THOUSANDS of Telstra workers are set to resume rolling strikes and bans on working overtime this weekend after a lull in industrial action during the Christmas-new year break.
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Anti-disease centre named after Banton

 

BERNIE BANTON'S fight against asbestos-related disease will live on.

A $2.5 million Bernie Banton Centre of Research Excellence into Asbestos Related Disease, and the Bernie Banton Asbestos Research Fellowship, will be created in memory of Mr Banton, who died a year ago today from mesothelioma.

 

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Campaign silence on IR Laws dishonest

The WA minister responsible for industrial relations, Troy Buswell, has announced significant changes to work laws affecting up to 150,000 WA workers, but refuses to give detail.

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