Member action prevents WorkChoices 2.0

Member action prevents WorkChoices 2.0

The determination and activism of union members across Australia has forced the federal government to abandon many of the worst aspects of the dangerous IR Omnibus Bill. A substantially reduced version of the Bill passed through the Senate last week (exact date),...
Government abandons workers on wage theft

Government abandons workers on wage theft

The federal government’s controversial Omnibus Industrial Relations (IR) Bill has passed through the Senate with significant amendments. The government was forced to remove most of the Bill to avoid defeat in the Senate. Some of the most controversial elements of the...
IWD 2021: a reality check on progress

IWD 2021: a reality check on progress

A report released today by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reinforces the serious issues faced by working women which must be urgently addressed by the federal government. Among the issues detailed in the report are increasing job and financial...
Sexual harassment must stop

Sexual harassment must stop

Prevalence of sexual harassment remains high as members continue to report abuse and harassment suffered at work. IEU Organiser and Equity Committee member Caryl Rosser said the sobering statics were a stark reminder of work that still needs to be done within the...
Morrison govt IR Bill to cut pay and conditions

Morrison govt IR Bill to cut pay and conditions

An omnibus industrial relations (IR) Bill proposed by the Morrison government will allow employers to cut wages and conditions. The Bill, to be introduced in parliament today, will allow the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to approve agreements that do not meet the better...