Anna Patty

Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor

ABC journalists informed of potential redundancies before Christmas

Anna Patty ABC journalists were in tears on Wednesday afternoon after being told their positions would become redundant.

ABC staff wanting to take redundancy told to put their hands up by Friday

Deadline looms: ABC staff have been given until 5pm on Friday to contact their managers if they want to accept an offer of redundancy.

Anna Patty ABC staff who want to accept redundancy are advised to tell the state broadcaster while those who want to stay face a longer process.

Costs for injured workers being shifted to Centrelink and Medicare warns NSW Law Society

Small Business Minister John Barilaro said the workers compensation reforms have unshackled employers from

Anna Patty The NSW government has trumpeted a 15 per cent reduction in workers' compensation claims by small businesses and a 17.5 per cent reduction in insurance premiums.

Maritime union lockout exacerbates dispute

Port Botany faces industrial action.

Anna Patty An industrial dispute between waterfront workers and DP World is set to escalate further after the company locked out  

Employee study finds many Australian workplaces lack effective leadership

Leadership woes: Australian workers rate leadership as the most important factor in engagement.

Anna Patty Ineffectual leaders who fail to clarify their company's direction are the leading cause of worker disengagement.

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ABC sacks Quentin Dempster

Dismayed: The host of <i>7.30 NSW</i>, Quentin Dempster, an ABC employee of more than 30 years, was sad about the loss of his program.

Anna Patty When veteran ABC broadcaster, Quentin Dempster, says "bye-bye" in his Queensland, boy-from-the-bush way next Friday night, it will be for the last time.

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Call for airlines to follow Virgin in granting domestic violence leave

Virgin Australia

Anna Patty Airlines are being urged to follow the example of Virgin Australia in its introduction of domestic violence leave for staff.

Julia Gillard's royal commission submission: Counsel assisting responds

Anna Patty The counsel assisting the royal commission into trade unions has agreed that former prime minister Julia Gillard's conduct as a lawyer may not have prevented her former boyfriend's misuse of a slush...

Reality bites for ABC staff as 400 face the axe

Gone: The host of <i>7.30</i> NSW, Quentin Dempster, an ABC employee of more than 30 years, has lost his program.

Anne Davies, Anna Patty Around the country the painful process of showing people the door unfolded.

Work without pay: what are we thinking?

The 9 to 5 work day is long gone.

Anna Patty The Australia Institute estimates the value of unpaid overtime worked by Australians across a year is $110 billion. So why do we do it?

ACTU strategy: 'Getting unions more modern and democratic'; Julia Gillard states case to royal commission

Julia Gillard has disputed claims that her conduct as a solicitor was

Anna Patty The Australian Council of Trade Unions will pre-empt findings from the royal commission into trade unions with its own strategies including an internal ombudsman to stamp out union corruption.

Police on the scrapheap

Change for the better: Since the introduction of the new insurance scheme, the number of medical discharges has fallen dramatically under a policy to return injured police officers to duty as soon as possible.

Anna Patty Spiralling costs of the police death and disability scheme prompted changes, and a furious response from thousands of uniformed police officers.

Police on the scrap heap: The hidden plight of injured officers

Living in limbo: Debbie and Chad Bruner.

Anna Patty The Greens say the government has failed to address the problem of hundreds of injured police fighting long and lonely battles against "a very bloody-minded insurer".

NSW Premier Mike Baird to open medicinal cannabis symposium

Anna Patty Premier Mike Baird will launch a symposium debating the medical use of cannabis on Friday.

Transport Workers Union refers inappropriate spending finding to royal commission

Anna Patty The Transport Workers Union has referred its findings of inappropriate spending of members' money to the royal commission into trade union corruption.

CFMEU official Darren Greenfield should face criminal charges, royal commission told

CMFEU branch secretary Brian Parker, who the commission was told was hesitant to investigate the threat comprehensively.

Anna Patty A construction union official who allegedly made a death threat against a former colleague may face criminal charges, a submission by the counsel assisting the royal commission into unions has...

ACTU's Tim Lyons criticises royal commission into trade unions

Anna Patty Australian Council of Trade Unions questions the federal government's promise that the royal commission into trade unions would be a "sword that will cut both ways".

Not enough places for student teachers, says Adrian Piccoli

Student-teacher glut creates burden for schools: Adrian Piccoli.

Anna Patty NSW is struggling to meet demand for 

Adrian Piccoli calls for quota on trainee teachers

MP Adrian Piccoli has called for a quota to restrict the enrollment of trainee teachers.

Anna Patty NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has urged the federal government to introduce a quota on the number of students training to be teachers amid concerns about an oversupply.

The human cost of NSW's teacher oversupply

'It is like being a dogsbody': Brielle Finney.

Anna Patty "I love teaching, but I hate the fact that I'm almost 30, I have a child, I have a mortgage and I'm still a casual teacher," says Ashleigh Garven.

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