Media Releases: 2013

Asbestos inaction is a killer

Media Release - December 31, 2013

Unions are concerned that ten years after asbestos was banned in Australia, its importation continues.

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Lack of government support leaves local manufacturing industry ripe for more job losses

Media Release - December 27, 2013

The sacking of 70 maintenance workers and their replacement with cheap contract labour at SPC Ardmona’s Shepparton cannery raises serious concerns about the future of Australia’s last fruit manufacturer and its workers.

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New laws to help bullied workers find reprieve

Media Release - December 27, 2013

Unions welcome new laws that came into effect on 1 January that give bullied workers a way to solve stressful, damaging and sometimes deadly workplace bullying issues.

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Focus of Home Insulation Royal Commission must be to increase safety for workers: Unions

Media Release - December 23, 2013

Focus of Home Insulation Royal Commission must be to increase safety for workers: Unions

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More job losses on the way as Abbott turns his back on local industry

Media Release - December 19, 2013

Workers at SPC Ardmona have woken up to unwelcome news reports today that suggest the fruit manufacturer is the latest local business in the Abbott Government’s firing line.

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Quick fix won’t substitute for an actual plan for jobs

Media Release - December 18, 2013

The package announced today by Tony Abbott will provide little relief to workers still reeling from Holden’s decision to end local manufacturing and is further evidence that the Government doesn’t have a plan for jobs.

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Jobs not cuts are the answer Mr Abbott

Media Release - December 17, 2013

Unions are calling on the Prime Minister to outline a plan for jobs not cuts in the Government’s response to the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook (MYEFO).

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Hockey silent on jobs – letting down workers

Media Release - December 17, 2013

Workers relying on a robust Australian job’s market have been let down following a policy-light and blame-heavy announcement at today’s Midyear Economic and Fiscal Outlook announcement by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

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Government must explain plan for jobs growth

Media Release - December 12, 2013

The Government must explain how it will ensure a robust jobs market in manufacturing and high end innovation and also fulfill its pre-election promise to create two million new jobs.

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Catastrophic outcome from the Government’s biggest economic decision yet

Media Release - December 11, 2013

An appalling lack of leadership from Government will cost up to 50,000 Australian workers their jobs following the announcement by Holden that it will cease production in 2017.

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