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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NSW Election 2015: Greens pull ahead of Labor to secure seat of Balmain

Anna Patty Incumbent Greens candidate Jamie Parker has secured the seat of Balmain after a tight two-way contest with the Labor Party's Verity Firth.

ACTU calls on Fair Work Commission to lift minimum wage by $27 a week

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Anna Patty The ACTU's submission to the review of minimum wages argues a greater increase is necessary to avoid creating an underclass of working poor and rising inequality.

All talk and no action on greater workplace flexibility, research finds

Anna Patty It took Shey Hooper six months before she could find an employer willing to employ her on a part-time basis after she had children.

Minimum wage case: ACTU submission to increase compulsory super contributions

Anna Patty Freeze on minimum superannuation entitlements will make workers on minimum wages thousands of dollars worse off, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver says.

NSW state election 2015: Independent Alex Greenwich fights to hold on to Clover Moore's old seat

Independent incumbent Alex Greenwich with lord mayor Clover Moore.

Anna Patty A recent redistribution has reduced Alex Greenwich's margin to just 0.3 per cent.

Bullied worker had nowhere to turn but Labor has plan to change that

Lynne Magee.

Anna Patty After being constantly belittled and yelled at in her office, Lynne Magee found nowhere to turn because she was working for the authority in charge of regulating workplace bullying.

NSW joint taskforce to investigate unscrupulous training providers

Anna Patty A 70-year-old Vietnamese woman with poor English is among hundreds of people in NSW who have been allegedly tricked into signing up for expensive student loans.

NSW election 2015: Labor announces $300 million housing plan

Anna Patty Labor has promised to match the Baird government's commitment to release 20,000 new housing lots to alleviate Sydney's housing affordability crisis if it wins the state election next week.

Tim Lyons resigns from ACTU executive after leadership stoush

Tim Lyons used social media to announce his departure from the ACTU executive.

Anna Patty The assistant secretary of the ACTU has announced his departure on Twitter.

Sydney intern architect underpaid almost $7000

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says they are working to educate employers and workers about what genuine learning opportunities look like.

Anna Patty A Sydney company failed to pay a student intern thousands of dollars in wages 

Electricity workers set for industrial action

TPG has hired Lazard Australia to run an auction for the power company.

Anna Patty Employees have given electricity network companies Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy notice of a series of staggered work stoppages next week over a stalled workplace agreement.

NSW election 2015: Greens education election policy on schools funding

The Greens are promising to realise the final two years of Gonski funding recommendations.

Anna Patty The final two years of a national schools funding plan developed by businssman David Gonski could be realised if $1 billion in annual state government funding for private schools was transferred to...

As the fulltime workforce is eroded, casuals cling to penalty rates

Gerry Herron, Qantas baggage handler, is struggling to make ends meet on casual rates.

Anna Patty As a father of three, Gerry Herron says he couldn't afford to keep working as a baggage handler if his penalty rates were abolished.

Labor pledge to protect pregnant women's right to work

Sunday Life columnist Tracey Spicer.

Anna Patty Tracey Spicer's fate - sacked by her television network after she had a baby - will be illegal if Labor wins the NSW election. 

Labor would stop outsourcing of public service jobs to India

Peter Primrose says a Foley Labor government would freeze all proposals for further privatisation of public services.

Anna Patty A plan to outsource up to 240 public sector jobs to India would be stopped under NSW Labor, if it wins the state election. 

Mike Baird and Luke Foley rate as most trustworthy leaders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  STATE ELECTION:  NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the NSW State Election Debate on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

Anna Patty Premier Mike Baird has ranked ahead of his rival, Labor leader Luke Foley, in a voter poll rating their trustworthiness and competence. 

NSW Election 2015: Labor attacked for unfunded promise of new rail links to Badgerys Creek

Labor Leader Luke Foley making his  infrastructure announcement  in Luddenham with Anthony Albanese.

Jacob Saulwick and Anna Patty Rail users would be able to catch a train to a Badgerys Creek Airport from two lines the day the airport opens, under a Labor policy that has been immediately attacked for not including any funding.

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Luke Foley promises $351m for Nepean Hospital

Apprentice Una Lui watches as Labor leader Luke Foley drills in a screw during a visit to Thermal Mechanical Services in Girraween.

Anna Patty Labor leader Luke Foley has promised to spend $351 million on the redevelopment of Nepean Hospital if he wins government on March 28.

NSW state election 2015: Luke Foley pledges allowance for apprentices

Apprentice Una Lui watches as Labor leader Luke Foley drills in a screw during a visit to Thermal Mechanical Services in Girraween.

Anna Patty Labor plans to provide apprentices with a $500 allowance to buy tools and clothing.

NSW state election 2015: Labor keen to strengthen its hold in Hunter region

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11:  STATE ELECTION: NSW Premier Labor Candidate Luke Foley and Labor Candiate Martin Rush during the Country Labor Campaign launch in Singleton on March 11, 2015, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Anna Patty Labor is fighting to strengthen its hold in the Hunter region and has committed to upgrading the area’s health services and roads if elected to government.