Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty Young workers at a NSW poultry processing plant were forced to share mattresses and crowded housing with up to 30 others for wages of as little as $11.50 per hour.
Anna Patty More revelations at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
Anna Patty When most Australians were still drinking tea and Americans were drinking sodas, it was a Greek migrant who introduced Sydney-siders to the milkshake 80 years ago.
Anna Patty Young people need better protection from exploitation in the workplace through tighter regulation of unpaid internships, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard.
Anna Patty It began when a customer became too regular with his visits, insisting only she could serve him at a Sydney bar. Later, he gave her gifts including an opal necklace.
Anna Patty A 47 per cent increase in the number of official complaints about unpaid work is just the tip of the iceberg, researchers say.
Anna Patty The boom in online shopping has built a growing army of forklift drivers and warehouse workers – and women are moving rapidly into this once male stronghold.
Anna Patty Young job seekers are paying up to $2000 to get work experience as unpaid interns, raising concerns about the potential for exploitation and an unfair playing field for those unable to afford the...
Electricity privatisation: poles and wires companies are not taking on any apprentices early next year
Anna Patty NSW electricity distribution companies are reducing their intake of apprentices.
Anna Patty Juno Pile-Barry, 18 of Prestons (near Liverpool)
Anna Patty Building workers who rallied outside the Brisbane Magistrates Court in support of a CFMEU official appearing before the royal commission into trade unions were threatened with fines of up to $10,200.
Anna Patty Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has admitted to using funds from a union slush fund to write her former husband a cheque for $50,000.
Anna Patty The loss of penalty rates would have a disproportionate impact on retail workers in rural and regional areas, leaving them up to $111 million worse off, a new study has found.
Anna Patty Australian and other international airlines should be required to adjust their flight paths to avoid war zones and other dangerous areas, Transport Union boss Tony Sheldon will tell the ALP state...
Anna Patty Dispute over suspension of union delegate as workers down tools until Monday.
Sean Nicholls and Anna Patty Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham is to help launch a new pressure group to push for democratic reform within the ALP.
Anna Patty Catholic schools will close next week when teachers strike in protest against a planned new system which will for the first time pay teachers according to standards and not just years of service.
Anna Patty, Workplace Editor A union is set to ignite a stoush within the Labor Party next week when it opposes party elder John Faulkner's key proposal for reform to stamp out corruption.
Anna Patty Manly Council will consider a proposal to reduce shark netting around Manly beach at its Monday night meeting.
Anna Patty After years of infighting and complaints about American bassoonist Kim Walker's controversial management style, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is again alive with the sound of complaints about...