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'Whopper rip-off': Hungry Jack's grilled over taxpayer-funded internships

'Whopper rip-off': Hungry Jack's grilled over taxpayer-funded internships

Hungry Jack's and the federal government have come under fire from unions over the fast-food chain's involvement in a taxpayer-funded job placement program.

  • by Patrick Hatch

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Employers say unions are irrelevant after latest membership decline
Sally McManus

Employers say unions are irrelevant after latest membership decline

Union membership's been on "a continuous downward slide" for decades, says the mining lobby.

  • by Dana McCauley
Sally McManus escalates dispute over casual worker 'double dipping'
Sally McManus

Sally McManus escalates dispute over casual worker 'double dipping'

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has announced plans to intervene in a test case examining casual loadings and entitlements.

  • by Dana McCauley
ABC backflips to allow Sally McManus staff talk to go ahead
Sally McManus

ABC backflips to allow Sally McManus staff talk to go ahead

ABC management does backflip on its refusal to allow the union leader on the premises of the broadcaster's headquarters.

  • by Dana McCauley
ABC 'refused entry' to union boss Sally McManus
ABC

ABC 'refused entry' to union boss Sally McManus

ACTU secretary Sally McManus has accused the ABC of refusing to let her on the premises of the public broadcaster for a talk to union members, in what she describes as a "bizarre" and unprecedented act.

  • by Dana McCauley
Wylie campaigner's gold medal display of palm greasing
John Wylie

Wylie campaigner's gold medal display of palm greasing

John Wylie might not be working on as many corporate deals as he used to these days, but he’s certainly not lost his laser-sharp sense of where the dosh is at.

  • by Kylar Loussikian
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Business Council president rejects union push as 'the enemy of job creation'
Jennifer Westacott

Business Council president rejects union push as 'the enemy of job creation'

Business Council of Australia President Jennifer Westacott has slammed the ACTU's push for industry-wide bargaining as "unworkable", while dismissing claims about casualisation as union "spin".

  • by Dana McCauley
Thousands attend ACTU rally in Melbourne and Sydney to fight against low pay
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Thousands attend ACTU rally in Melbourne and Sydney to fight against low pay

Up to 150,000 are expected to rally in Melbourne and thousands more in Sydney today as part of the ACTU campaign to improve work rights, pay and job security.

  • by Anna Patty
Kelly O'Dwyer warns of industrial 'anarchy' ahead of union mega-rally
Bill Shorten

Kelly O'Dwyer warns of industrial 'anarchy' ahead of union mega-rally

Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O'Dwyer has warned of a "bleak future" for Australia if a Labor government tears up workplace laws in deference to the ACTU, which is holding nine rallies across the nation on Tuesday.

  • by Dana McCauley
150,000 expected to march through Melbourne CBD in ACTU rally
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150,000 expected to march through Melbourne CBD in ACTU rally

About 150,000 people are expected to flood Melbourne’s CBD on Tuesday for a rally to improve wages to keep up with the cost of living.

  • by Nicole Precel
Unions defiant in the face of illegal strike warning

Unions defiant in the face of illegal strike warning

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has accused Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker of "intimidating working people" ahead of a series of union rallies, after the regulator warned workers they could face hefty fines if they took illegal strike action to participate.

  • by Dana McCauley