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Australian Council of Trade Unions

Western Sydney all 'racists and bigots' - ‎12 hours ago‎
Aaron Reynolds, an organiser for the Australian Council of Trade Unions, who was running a campaign in the Western Sydney key seat of Macquarie was asked to resign yesterday over an offensive social media post.

Report finds corporate watchdogs lose 4000 staff

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Australia Institute's Corporate Malfeasance in Australia report found the country's six major regulatory bodies and related agencies had seen 3926 staff cut, or 14.9%, between the 2013-14 and 2015-16 budgets.

Why wooing women is the way forward for trade unions

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
For example, on 2015 Australian Council of Trade Unions data, 38.5% of union secretaries - the most senior and powerful leaders within the movement - are women.

Wave Hill walk-off protesters march in Darwin

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
"What an honour to have a delegation of Gurindji come up and lead the march," said Kara Keys, Indigenous officer for the Australian Council of Trade Unions. "The Wave Hill walk-off is one of the most significant strikes in Australian trade union history.
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Bill Shorten leaves unions unsatisfied

The New Daily - ‎May 1, 2016‎
But his pledge fell short of union demands, who want penalty rates enshrined in legislation. President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Ged Kearney said penalty rates would be a defining issue in the upcoming election. “Really we want ...

Sydney unions gear up for May Day march

Yahoo7 News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Unions have used May Day to single out penalty rates and the structure of the tax system as key election issues. Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney was in Western Australia for the May Day march in Fremantle on Sunday and told ...
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Bob Hawke leads Labour Day march in Barcaldine

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Picture: Jack Tran. As former prime minister Bob Hawke was pushed in a wheelchair leading the Labour Day march through Barcaldine - the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party - a union boss was slammed for comparing workers' celebrations with Anzac ...

Gladstone's union members celebrate a victory

Gladstone Observer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Shelly Holzheimer led the rally with the two men she had worked tirelessly to get into office, Mr Butcher and Gladstone Regional Council mayor Matt Burnett. As she was introduced, Electrical Trade Union organiser Craig Giddins said the campaign manager ...

Sorting the gems from the dung in the royal commission on union corruption

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The trouble is, the Australian Council of Trade Unions has minimal power over affiliates. That means individual unions must have mechanisms in place for good governance.
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Queensland unions celebrate holiday's restoration

Brisbane Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Queensland Council of Unions president Rohan Webb said last week "tens of thousands" of people turned out for Anzac Day.

European Commission - Daily News

EU News - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Commission's move followed the pledge made by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the start of his term to pursue more transparency and to propose a mandatory joint lobby register to Parliament and Council. Today's event will be will be ...
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Federal election 2016: Labor's bid to cut power on carbon scare campaign

The Australian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The panel that will work with a Labor government on the final details of the electricity policy will include the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian Council of Social Service, CHOICE, the Council of the Ageing and National Seniors. Mr ...
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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of May 2, 2016

STRATFOR - ‎16 hours ago‎
May 2: Ukraine's government will dispatch hundreds of National Guard troops to Odessa in anticipation of unrest regarding the anniversary of the 2014 attack on the Trade Union House, where dozens of pro-Russia activists were killed. May 2: ... May 5 ...
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Labor won't fight any Fair Work Commission decision to cut Sunday penalty rates: Bill Shorten

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Dave Oliver said it was "difficult to overstate the importance of penalty rates" and that any cut would be "a crippling blow" for hundreds of thousands of workers.
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Sinking feeling over unions' $50b sub deal - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
THE decision by the Turnbull government to enter exclusive negotiations with the French-government-owned and French trade union-run company DCNS to design Australia's new submarine fleet only makes a little sense if there is a secret plan to upgrade ...

ALP's climate policy 'to leave some in dark'

The Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The council has been invited to join a panel that includes unions, the Australian Council of Social Service and National Seniors to assess the impact of the policy if Labor is to form government.

Tom Dusevic: Whole Wild World, a glimpse into a long-gone Australia

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
But the place - from the Berries footy club to the local council and schools - was run by Anglo-Celts, whose people had settled in the district due to famine, sectarian conflict or simply because life in the bush was too difficult.
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Greens Target High Income Earners With 'Buffett Rule' To Return Billions To Budget

New Matilda - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
... Barack Obama pushed for a mild version to be introduced in the US, only for it to be shot down by a Republican dominated Congress.

Foot in the door: The union campaign that could deliver government back to Labor

The Canberra Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In Victoria, the union campaign handed out how to vote cards that put the Liberals last, and Trades Hall Council secretary Luke Hilakari says scrutineers reported that 16 per cent did just that. Exit polling showed that of people who voted "progressive ...