Ben is a senior writer at The Age with a focus on industrial relations, the building industry and social affairs. He was previously the workplace editor at The Age and has also worked as a business reporter at The Australian Financial Review and The Independent on Sunday.
Ben Schneiders The Napthine government has been forced to back down and put on ice its crackdown on building unions.
Ben Schneiders Super fund investments would preference local goods under building industry proposal.
Ben Schneiders, Clay Lucas Builder's safety record attacked by senior executive of one of Australia's biggest developers.
Clay Lucas and Ben Schneiders Building industry employees who attend a controversial mass rally on Tuesday morning will be breaking workplace laws if they attend without their employer's permission, the industry regulator has...
Ben Schneiders and Clay Lucas Government spends big on contractors in public sector while slashing 4000 jobs.
Ben Schneiders Prime Minister Julia Gillard will enter the bastion of left-wing unionism in Australia - Victoria's historic Trades Hall - in what appears to be the latest bid to shore up support from Labor's union...
Ben Schneiders and Hannah Knight The Coalition's crackdown on Victoria's building unions is in disarray after it awarded a $630 million hospital contract to Lend Lease, a builder it had banned from all government work.
Ben Schneiders Tensions have emerged within the state government over its handling of the $630 million Bendigo Hospital tender.
Ben Schneiders The state government has denied it discriminated against Lend Lease and its employees over the $630 million Bendigo Hospital tender as it argued in the Federal Court that it had no contract with the...
Ben Schneiders One of Australia's biggest builders, Lend Lease, offered to pay up to $500,000 for any breaches of state government rules in a desperate bid to not be excluded from all publicly funded work in...
Ben Schneiders Building unions are poised to axe a major industry fund over its links with Grocon, with the new head of the state's biggest construction union, John Setka, warning there was a 'very, very strong...
Ben Schneiders One of Australia's best known and most controversial union leaders, Dean Mighell, is to quit as the head of the Electrical Trades Union after nearly 20 years in the job.
Ben Schneiders A blockade in Werribee look set to continue after the Federal Court said its legal orders did not apply to protesters at the site.
Ben Schneiders It was described by a judge as a possible case of entrapment using, of all things, a recording device hidden in a bra.
Ben Schneiders A possibly illegal tape recording from a device hidden in a bra has undermined attempts to link a blue collar union to a lengthy picket in Werribee.
Ben Schneiders Building workers have started walking off the job this morning on Lend Lease projects in Victoria, in protest at contempt charges being pursued against a Queensland unionist.
Ben Schneiders A blue-collar union, accused of being behind a Werribee picket line, is being pursued for millions of dollars in damages, which could include the cost of flying helicopters over the heads of the...
Ben Schneiders and Lucille Keen Helicopters have been used to fly in workers in a highly unusual management bid to try and break a week-long blockade of a Werribee water treatment plant.
Ben Schneiders Nearly 1000 police officers were used on just one morning to seize Myer site.
Ben Schneiders A former adviser to Labor leader Daniel Andrews is close to gaining control of Victoria's main union body after a surprise push to depose its long-serving head Brian Boyd.