Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former Education Editor, State Political Reporter and Health Reporter. Her reports on inequity in schools funding led to the Gonski reforms and won her national awards. Her coverage of health exposed unnecessary patient deaths at Campbelltown Hospital and led to judicial and parliamentary inquiries. At The Times of London, she exposed flaws in international medical trials.

Brothers Craig and Cameron Zammit (pictured with their wives, Michelle and Belinda, and children) are taking up a fight ...

Fathers battle to save flexible work hours

For eight years, the Zammit twins arrived at work an hour early so they could be home in time to pick their children up from school – freeing their working wives to get them off to school.

Hairdresser Melanie Coombes from Bliss Hair Artists in New Lambton.

Hairdressers organise to fight wage cuts

A new union of hairdressers is gearing up to fight a threatened clip to their weekend penalty rates, with Newcastle hairdresser Melanie Coombs saying they already get "paid peanuts".

ACTU secretary Sally McManus

Unions, Labor split over ACTU 'law-breaking' call

The labour movement has split in the wake of controversial comments from the ACTU's newly minted secretary Sally McManus defending law-breaking industrial behaviour that has sparked a furious government attack on the Opposition.