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The importance of expressly appointing the Union as your bargaining representative comment

Recently, members at Downer EDI Engineering Power in WA learned why it is so important to expressly appoint the Union as their bargaining representative. Read More >

Combine your super all in one place comment

There’s never been a better time to check up on your superannuation account - especially if you have money in more than one account or haven’t checked for any super you may have lost.   Read More >

Vic Big Battery charges up comment

The Victorian Big Battery (VBB) is nearing the end of its commissioning process and is expected to be fully operational in time for summer. Read More >

Unions welcome long overdue offshore renewable energy laws but say there is unfinished business comment

The Electrical Trades Union and Maritime Union of Australia welcome long overdue laws to facilitate offshore renewable energy projects.  Read More >

Union led campaign forces federal government to dump proposed snooping laws comment

The federal government has backed down on plans to introduce sweeping new national laws which would have allowed employers to snoop on the private lives of their employees. Read More >

Morrison urged to nurture apprentices comment

The Morrison Government must resist employer demands for a flood of temporary foreign labour or risk throwing thousands of new apprentices on the scrapheap, according to the Electrical Trades Union.  Read More >

Media Release: Federal Government must fix temporary migration system before it resumes comment

The Federal Government’s plan to resume skilled temporary migration before wages have risen show it is more interested in pumping up corporate profits than giving opportunities to Australian workers, according to the Electrical Trades Union. Read More >

Omnibus changes to casual employment in place comment

The fair work commission has finalised the Omnibus Bill’s changes to casual workers in the Industrial Awards system, leaving casual workers with even less rights than before.   Read More >

Super changes you need to know comment

As we continue through 2021 and into the new financial year 21-22, there’s never been a better time to check in on your super account, and make sure you’re across some of the new updates and changes. Read More >

Nuclear? No thanks! Civil society groups join global call for a renewable energy future comment

As Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, leading Australian civil society groups have thrown their weight behind a new global rejection of nuclear power. Read More >

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