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Home > News > 2017 > July

July

A message of welcome: Our union’s Message Stick arrives in Brisbane

New study to investigate teacher workload and impact on burnout; members invited to participate in survey

A new study is investigating how certain job demands, particularly workload, impact burnout which in turn affects absenteeism, turnover intentions and mental health. To assist in informing the research, teachers are invited to complete a wellbeing survey.

Unpaid domestic violence leave ruling falls short for workers

While Australian workers will soon have access to unpaid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave, following a decision from the Fair Work Commission (FWC), the Commission’s decision falls far short of the 10 days of paid leave unions were seeking.

Union action pushes employers to protect penalty rates

Despite the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to slash penalty rates for thousands of hospitality, restaurant, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers, unions have pushed employers to refrain from enforcing the wage cuts.

New report once again shows that retirement is not so super for women

A major new report from the Australian Services Union (ASU) has highlighted the continued and growing inequity women workers face when it comes to saving for retirement.

Librarians fired for trying to form union

A recent case involving the firing of five American librarians who were attempting to form a union in their workplace has highlighted the importance of Australian unionists maintaining a strong collective amidst growing employer and government power.

Union action sees need to comply with fixed-term contract provisions reinforced

The Federal Circuit Court has reinforced the need for employers to comply with fixed-term contract provisions after our union challenged the questionable employment practices in this area of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) in Queensland.