Anna Patty

Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor.
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ALP-affiliated union to call for inner-city development to fund western suburbs transport

Anna Patty A Labor Party-affiliated union is expected to raise controversy within the ALP at the weekend when it calls for the development of high-rise apartments in the inner city to fund public transport in...

Minister holds no records of meetings on exploited workers

Anna Patty A key member of a high-level federal government ministerial committee established to protect vulnerable overseas workers from exploitation has no records of any of its three meetings.

Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancer

Anna Patty NSW Greens MP John Kaye has been diagnosed with cancer and will be unable to return to Parliament to resume his duties before the end of next month.

National Union of Workers breaks ties with NSW branch of Labor Party

Wishes the new leadership team well: Kaila Murnain.

Anna Patty The union says it needs to step back to "focus on the issues affecting our membership".

How well are new refugees settling into Australia?

Syrian refugee Youssef Darwish

Anna Patty Since arriving in Australia 16 months ago, Syrian refugee Youssef Darwish has learned English and is studying for a qualification in furniture removal and warehousing.

Inner city apprentices buck national trend

Anna Patty While the number of Australians starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has plummeted 20 per cent in the past year, one skills training project in the centre of Sydney is thriving.

Homeless domestic abuse survivor awarded for volunteering effort

Tegan Butts, 17, has won the State Volunteer of the Year Award.

Anna Patty It was no ordinary childhood for Tegan Butts who was forced to leave home at the age of 13 as a victim of domestic violence.

Pets in the office are helping relieve workplace stress

Ben Smith with Sadie his Great Dane who is only 8 months old.

Anna Patty The sound of a dog barking has been enough to break the ice during a tense conversation in the office.

How generous are Australians really?

SHD- Rushcutters Bay. Nick Drabble volunteered with MOW since 2012 and is an up and coming DJ. Photo by Edwina Pickles. Taken on 2015.

Anna Patty He invented the chocolate Paddle Pop. Now John Karlik is one of a shrinking number of Australians who donate their time to charity.

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Fairfax Media's Anna Patty wins media award

Anna Patty

Anna Patty Anna Patty has won the Australian College of Educators Victoria 2015 media award.

Harper review competition law changes: what they mean for you

Anna Patty As a Myer retail worker of 35 years, Sue Barros has always found the days leading to Christmas particularly hectic.

Myer whistleblower Rafael Colobon sacked after speaking out about the exploitation of cleaners

Retailers' share prices have lifted in November, but retailers are banking on a lift in consumer confidence for a strong Christmas period.

Anna Patty The young whistleblower revealed that cleaners were underpaid by $19 an hour. Then he was sacked.

PSA president Sue Walsh moves to suspend general secretary Anne Gardiner

PSA general secretary Anne Gardiner says she has received numerous complaints about Sue Walsh.

Anna Patty A factional stoush between forces aligned to the ALP and Greens has erupted within the NSW public sector union.

Road maintenance backlog grows as peak hour traffic slows

Anna Patty  A backlog of roads repairs has increased by more than $200 million in a year, bringing the total bill for outstanding maintenance in NSW to more than $5 billion.

Unfair dismissal case: Parramatta Catholic Education Office manager sacked for bullying

The Federal Court accepted the Catholic Education Office's position that the woman was sacked after she created

Anna Patty An employee relations specialist said she was sacked for taking sick leave. The Federal Court disagreed.

Former union boss Derrick Belan and niece should be referred to police, inquiry told

Anna Patty The former boss of the National Union of Workers should be referred to the police for possible criminal charges, an inquiry has been told.

Retail worker 'disgusted' that Boxing Day trading to go ahead

Retail worker Christine Graham says that having to work on Boxing day will deprive her and others of spending quality time with their families at Christmas.

Anna Patty and Sean Nicholls For 12 years, the only days Christine Graham could quarantine from work were Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Former union boss Derrick Belan admits to buying a tattoo on union credit card

Derrick Belan's tattoo, a composite image featuring his mother and father.

Anna Patty Former National Union of Workers NSW secretary Derrick Belan has admitted to using a union credit card to pay for a tattoo of his mother and father on his leg.

Former union boss Derrick Belan denies fraudulent use of union credit card

Anna Patty Former union boss Derrick Belan has denied he misused his union credit card, which was used to buy tens of thousands of dollars of items including Tiffanys jewellery, online dating services and a...