Being prepared to oust Abbott at the next election was a clear priority for the approximately 1000 unionists gathered in Melbourne for the 2015 ACTU Congress.
As such, the current ACTU executive made up of Secretary Dave Oliver, President Ged Kearney and Assistant Secretaries Michael Borowick and Scott Connolly were all re-elected unopposed.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia has warned that Ports should stay in public hands or increased user costs could be passed onto consumers in addition to the fact that jobs could be lost if key infrastructure is privatised.
There has been much discussion in the media and the community regarding privatisation of Queensland assets in the lead-up to this weekend’s state election, with debate centred around job losses and costs being passed onto householders and businesses.Read more
With the Hugli Spirit set to leave the coast shortly and be replaced with a foreign crew, the existing Australian seafarers took matters into their own hands in Cairns on Saturday, January 24.Read more