Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty New rules introduced by the NSW government from February 24 next year will prevent public sector workers employed as temps from working in the same job for five years.
Anna Patty Cleaners have picketed their own union which they claim has prevented them from getting a pay rise.
Anna Patty Thousands of public servants may face termination of their temporary employment under new rules to take effect on February 24.
Anna Patty A Cbus superannuation fund official has been accused of giving false evidence and "comical" answers to the royal commission into union corruption.
Anna Patty One in three Australian women are victims of domestic violence. The ACTU says domestic violence leave should be included in all wage awards.
Anna Patty The head of the NSW construction union, Brian Parker, has denied "concocting a plan" to obtain confidential documents revealing the personal details of Cbus superannuation fund members that were hand...
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.