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Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former Education Editor, State Political Reporter and Health Reporter. Her reports on inequity in schools funding led to the Gonski reforms and won her national awards. Her coverage of health exposed unnecessary patient deaths at Campbelltown Hospital and led to judicial and parliamentary inquiries. At The Times of London, she exposed flaws in international medical trials.

Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute

Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute

Port Kembla dock workers have been locked out for the second time in a month in an industrial dispute over wages and job security.

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Worker allegedly threatened with sack after asking to attend funeral

Worker allegedly threatened with sack after asking to attend funeral

A worker was allegedly threatened with the sack after asking for compassionate leave to attend his father-in-law's funeral.

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Businesses warned of 'cascading' wage impacts of a Labor government

Businesses warned of 'cascading' wage impacts of a Labor government

Credit Suisse has said if a Shorten government is elected this year, the cost of labour is likely to rise.

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A 'third way': the controversial push for a new type of worker

A 'third way': the controversial push for a new type of worker

Legal experts say the proposed "third way" is just a new way of denying workers the full range of benefits.

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Proposed law ignites stoush over casual employees

Proposed law ignites stoush over casual employees

The government is seeking to solve a headache over casual workers but a leading expert warns it may have created a new problem.

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'It's not what you know, but who you know': Fair Work hits out at double standards

'It's not what you know, but who you know': Fair Work hits out at double standards

DP World's decision to sack a worker for drinking on the job was inconsistent with its decision to give another employee a second chance, says the Fair Work Commission.

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Unions offer olive branch to business saying they must work together
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Unions offer olive branch to business saying they must work together

The national union movement has offered an olive branch to business, calling for a better relationship to build a stronger wages system 'that works for everyone'.

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Business 'has firepower' to stop modern slavery
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Business 'has firepower' to stop modern slavery

BCA's chief Jennifer Westacott argues Australian business can take the lead using their economic clout.

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'People see change is coming': Aussie workers gloomy about the future

'People see change is coming': Aussie workers gloomy about the future

Australia's economy has been slowly improving, but many workers are lacking confidence about the future job market, the research shows.

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A violin maker who puts his heart into an old-fashioned craft

A violin maker who puts his heart into an old-fashioned craft

An 82-year-old violin maker is not ready for retirement, but thinks it might be time to slow down.

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Aurizon staff plan rolling stoppages to disrupt coal rail transport

Aurizon staff plan rolling stoppages to disrupt coal rail transport

Workers at Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, will walk off the job on Tuesday in the first of a series of 24-hour stoppages this week aimed at disrupting coal transport services.

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