Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor.
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Anna Patty Public servants have lodged a complaint with the International Labour Organisation asking it to investigate the NSW government's actions in denying them the right to collectively bargain for wage...
Anna Patty The Australian Workers Union has adopted domestic violence as a workplace issue and will for the first time include a domestic violence leave clause in its model agreement.
Anna Patty Up to 10,000 workers gathered outside the NSW parliament in Macquarie Street on Wednesday to send a message to the federal and state government that they don't like their agenda on workplace...
We stand for mercy: Australia's top legal minds sign petition calling for clemency for Chan and Sukumaran
Anna Patty More than 140 of Australia's leading law professors, deans and academics have signed a petition pleading with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to use his consitutional powers to spare the lives of...
Anna Patty Passports and birth certificates will no longer be printed on Australian made paper following the Australian Paper mill's decision to close its Shoalhaven plant.
Anna Patty Households could save on electricity bills under a plan allowing them to buy and sell clean energy with the support of new government "energy service" agencies.
Anna Patty NSW Labor has made a commitment to spend $430 million to redevelop Westmead Hospital without privatising the state's electricity network.
Anna Patty Unscrupulous education and training providers have tricked at least 600 students in NSW into taking out expensive student loans for courses.
Anna Patty Key unions have called for the hasty resolution of an internal leadership wrangle within Australia's peak union organisation.
Anna Patty The Queen's Birthday, bank holidays and the eve of the AFL grand final will not attract the same penalty rates as those paid to people working on Christmas Day under a proposal for a two-tiered...
Anna Patty NSW unions and the Labor Party aim to engage the community directly at train stations and through door knocking, street stalls, letter-box drops and telephone calls.
Anna Patty Lengthy delays in restoring power after blackouts are expected as part of strike action in response to failed negotiations over a new enterprise agreement for electricity workers.
Anna Patty A new temporary entry permit proposed by the Department of Immigration to allow overseas workers to stay in Australia for a year without a 457 visa would create "open slather" in the Australian...
Anna Patty A quarter of a graduating class of electrical apprentices employed with Endeavour Energy will lose their jobs early this month and the rest will be put on "unprecedented" six month contracts.
Anna Patty Luke Foley has announced he will contest the leadership of the NSW Labor Party.
Anna Patty As Labor frontbencher Luke Foley edges closer to deciding whether to contest the NSW leadership, senior party figures fear he is vulnerable to the party's dominant right wing.
Anna Patty This could be the last Christmas millions of Australian workers will claim penalty rates for working on weekends and public holidays, unions have warned.
James Robertson, Jacob Saulwick, Sean Nicholls, Anna Patty Labor figures Michael Daley and Luke Foley are viewed as candidates for the Labor leadership.
Anna Patty Despite Westmead Hospital having the busiest emergency department in NSW, its annual closure over New Year has been extended until January 27.
Royal Commission into union corruption: Julia Gillard ex Bruce Wilson and others should face charges
Anna Patty Former prime minister Julia Gillard has called for her accusers to show "decency" and apologise after Royal Commissionner Dyson Heydon found their were no grounds for criminality over her involvement...