Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty A construction industry superannuation fund representative has been sacked after she lied to the royal commission into union corruption about her involvement in leaking confidential information about...
Anna Patty Building industry underworld figure George Alex will not appear before the royal commission into trade union corruption as scheduled on Thursday.
Anna Patty Publicly owned electricity distribution business Ausgrid is proposing to send 37 IT jobs offshore as unions step up a campaign to protect their workers' jobs.
Anna Patty Two weeks before his scheduled appearance before the royal commission into unions, underworld figure George Alex sat in the viewing gallery eyeballing colourful businessman "Big" Jim Byrnes as he...
Anna Patty Colourful businessman "Big" Jim Byrnes has been accused of using an inquiry to avoid paying millions of dollars in debts allegedly owed to underworld figure George Alex.
Anna Patty A belated apology has been issued to Wayne Butler who was bullied by the workplace safety regulator, WorkCover NSW.
Anna Patty Fair Work Building and Construction boss Nigel Hadgkiss has defended his authority's powers against criticism they allow for "interrogation" of workers.
Anna Patty The National Union of Workers has helped 13 casual positions become permanent through a memorandum of understanding with Woolworths.
Anna Patty CFMEU NSW secretary Brian Parker called a union official a dog and spoke of wanting to bash him after the official raised concerns about the union's dealings with underworld figure George Alex, a...
Anna Patty Underworld figure George Alex has been excused from appearing before the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption on Friday, but will be called to appear on October 23.
Royal Commission into Unions hears companies paid $1 million into training fund to ensure industrial peace
Anna Patty A gas field operator and engineering firm were among companies who made payments of up to $1 million to a Maritime Union of Australia training fund to help broker industrial peace after it hired...
Anna Patty Dyson Heydon rarely interjected during the hearings of the royal commission into trade unions, but when he did, it was with dry humour.
Anna Patty Sydney underworld figure George Alex has been summonsed to appear before the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption✓ late next week.
Anna Patty The CFMEU has tried to discredit a former official who blew the whistle on the union's dealings with Sydney crime figures in the royal commission into union corruption.
Anna Patty A senior legal official with the CFMEU concedes he accepted the word of senior officials at face value without checking the facts.
Anna Patty ALP preselection candidates have started jockeying for the chance to run for the NSW seat of Macquarie Fields following sitting MP Andrew McDonald's announcement on Friday that he will not contest...
Anna Patty NSW Premier Mike Baird has signalled possible state government intervention in response to allegations that ratepayers are funding undercover operatives to have sex with prostitutes to help build a...
Anna Patty Sydney TAFE has been under investigation for alleged fraud in its use of millions of dollars from a training program for students on 457 visas.
Anna Patty A review of the workers compensation scheme has recommended the restoration of lifetime medical benefits and legal representation to injured workers including amputees and those needing hearing aids.
Anna Patty Julia Gillard had blamed her "enemies within the Labor Party" for circulating rumours that money from a secret slush fund was allegedly used to pay for her home renovations, her former boss says.