The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused large multinational companies BHP and BlueScope Steel of using the January holiday period to quietly sack nearly 80 Australian seafarers and replace them with $2 an hour exploited foreign labour on the Australian coast.Read more
Sydney Assistant Branch Secretary Paul Garrett joined the Senate Inquiry into industrial deaths in Melbourne to speak about the tragic death of Tim Macpherson in Barangaroo.Read more
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has today released a five-point plan to boost local jobs and end the exploitation of temporary visa workers.Read more
An IMF report released today shows that the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for big business would increase inequality and concentrate more wealth in the hands of the few, echoing the calls from the Australian Union movement to end the corporate tax cuts and urgently address inequality.Read more
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus gave this speech as the keynote address on inequality in Australia at the TJ Ryan Foundation in Queensland
We are coming to an end of an era.
The end of the 30 years of the neo-liberal experiment.
A rewarmed proposal for industrial relations reforms from a group representing massive multinationals would drive down wages and make it easier for big corporations to casualise the workforce.Read more
The MUA was front and centre of the ACTU NexGen Conference in Sydney, which was designed to identify up and coming trade unionists and equip them with campaigning and networking tools to fight future campaigns.
Australian Council of Trade Union secretary Sally McManus today announced the union movement’s call for a $45 a week increase to the minimum wage. A real increase to the minimum wage will address rising cost of living, inflation and boost the economy.Read more
Maritime Union of Australian National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has welcomed the appointment of Sally McManus as the new Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU).Read more
Nurses, teachers, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision.Read more