Western Sydney University staff will strike for 3½ hours on Wednesday over stalled negotiations on their pay and conditions.
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.
Private contractors building the Sydney Metro Northwest accused of trying to slash the pay and conditions of tradespeople using a controversial pay agreement.
The Federal Court has found that union officials coerced workers into unlawful strikes in 2014.
A legal exemption that allows employers to refuse to hire, or to fire, someone who knew they were pregnant when they applied for the job is being targeted for abolition.
A majority of University of Sydney staff have voted against taking part in a formal vote on the university management's pay and conditions offer.
The University of Sydney vice chancellor has circumvented the staff union by writing to its members directly and asking them to informally vote on an enterprise agreement the union has advised them to reject.
Unions are preparing to fight the NSW government over plans to encourage overseas businesses to set up shop around Badgerys Creek airport.
New analysis by Safe Work Australia shows the average rate of injury in NSW since 2010 is 11.4 per cent in cleaning and other related industries, compared to 9.5 per cent for construction and 7.5 per cent for mining.
It took Julia Gilchrist 10 years and 200 job applications to finally get work that used her skills and gave her long-term career prospects.
Workers at the Sydney Metro North West site who fear they may have been exposed to asbestos returned to work on Friday after the area was shut down for inspection this week.