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ABC backflips to allow Sally McManus staff talk to go ahead

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

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ABC 'refused entry' to union boss Sally McManus
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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
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
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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
Is Sally McManus the woman the Coalition fears most?
Sally McManus

Is Sally McManus the woman the Coalition fears most?

Opinion is divided about whether Sally McManus, the first woman to be the secretary of the ACTU, is a champion of workers' rights or wants to send Australia back to the industrial dark ages.

  • by Dana McCauley
Sally McManus calls on Labor to rewrite industrial relations laws in government
Sally McManus

Sally McManus calls on Labor to rewrite industrial relations laws in government

ACTU secretary Sally McManus has called on Labor to back the union movement's reform agenda and pledge to rewrite industrial relations laws, including radical changes to allow industry-wide bargaining.

  • by Dana McCauley
Unions mount campaign against 'ruthless' Scott Morrison and his government
Sally McManus

Unions mount campaign against 'ruthless' Scott Morrison and his government

Unions have declared war on Scott Morrison's government, as they rally the troops for an electoral showdown on penalty rates, insecure work and stagnant wages. 

  • by Dana McCauley