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Take action to stop Tony Abbott’s anti-worker laws
Tony Abbott is trying to make changes to the Fair Work Act that are the first step in his plan to reduce working people’s living standards by destroying your rights at work. Take action to help stop Tony Abbott from getting his changes through the Senate and hurting millions of Australian workers.
Unions to claw back super increases for workers
Unions will push workplace claims to claw back the superannuation increases Tony Abbott and Clive Palmer traded away leaving huge holes in the retirement savings of millions of Australians. The average 25-year-old worker would have gained an extra $143,000 in their retirement savings by increasing the Superannuation Guarantee from 9% to 12% on the original timetable.
2014 OHS and Workers' Compensation Conference: Preserve, Protect and Improve
With OHS protections under attack in many jurisdictions and the race to the bottom in workers’ injury compensation, join with other unionists to discuss and determine the priority areas for the union movement. The conference is in Melbourne in October.
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Unions strip support for penalty rates (The Australian, 1 September)
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