Clay Lucas More than a million low-paid Australians who depend on the nation's award system to set their wages should get a 79 cents-an-hour wage rise, the ACTU has told the national industrial relations...
Ben Schneiders Unions will push for a substantial pay rise for lowest paid workers in what is likely to be last minimum wage claim under current Labor government.
Lenore Taylor ALL workers who care for children, elderly parents or incapacitated partners would have the right to ask their employer for flexible hours and to seek arbitration if they were refused under changes...
Ben Schneiders The ACTU joins the ranks of corporate Australia by moving to axe nearly 20 per cent of its staff.
Clay Lucas ACTU president attacked the lack of industrial relations policies outlined by Tony Abbott.
By Miles Godfrey, Stephen Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard and union leaders have promised ACTU conference delegates they will rescue Australia's shrinking, scandal-ridden trade union movement by enforcing zero tolerance for...
Clay Lucas A new panel set up by the ACTU and led by a retired Federal Court judge will help unions avoid serious governance scandals such as those engulfing the Health Services Union.
The ACTU has urged the national industrial relations watchdog to reject any push by employers to offset a decent pay rise for low-paid workers.
Richard Willingham, Michelle Grattan THE Australian Council of Trade Unions, the country's top union body, is poised to get a new national secretary with Jeff Lawrence to stand down under pressure from senior union bosses.
ACTU president Ged Kearney has slammed the ''self-interest'' of business and corporate interests, vowing to fight any return by the Coalition to individual workplace agreements.
Clay Lucas THE ACTU will begin a push next week to increase the minimum wage by 12 per cent and secure better protection for those who become union delegates in their workplace.
Waterfront strikes on Australia's eastern seaboard will extend to Fremantle tomorrow in what the ACTU says is a "normal" dispute over pay and conditions.
Kirsty Needham and Ben Schneiders JULIA GILLARD has sought to quell an increasingly restless union movement, becoming the first prime minister in a decade to attend a meeting of the ACTU executive.
Kirsty Needham The ACTU president, Ged Kearney, has cast the organisation as an independent voice that will seek support from any political party in the new environment of minority government where ''so much public...
Phillip Thomson In two years, Labor's Paid Parental Leave scheme has helped more than 250,000 parents.
Natalie Bochenski Clive Palmer says he’s ready to “butt heads” with Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls, and is hoping to get some credit from Greens’ senator Larissa Waters.
Clay Lucas and Ben Schneiders Individual workers will be able to strike a deal with their employer over hours and working conditions, but only if they remain better off overall, under the opposition's new industrial relations...
Philip Dorling Bob Carr might have been Foreign Affairs Minister for only 12 months but he started talking to US diplomats about internal Labor politics nearly 40 years ago.
Ross Peake The CPSU will convene a ''council of war'' in Canberra on Thursday to plan a high-profile election year campaign.
Ben Schneiders In the latest controversy over the appointment of former union officials to the Fair Work Commission, the Gillard government has appointed former ACTU secretary Jeff Lawrence and others with strong...