Speeches & Opinions: 2011
Media Release - December 4, 2011
Now is not the time to be weakening our position on Fiji, ACTU President Ged Kearney told delegates to the 46th Australian Labor Party National Conference in Sydney, on Sunday, 4 December 2011.
Media Release - December 2, 2011
Labor must provide further rights at work and ensure that the workplace system advances workers’ living standards and their rights, ACTU Secretary Jeff Lawrence told the 46th Australian Labor Party National Conference in Sydney on Friday, 2 December 2011.
Media Release - November 25, 2011
In recent weeks we have begun seeing something new: a growing employer militancy, and a lack of respect by business for the industrial relations system Australian voted for.
Media Release - November 1, 2011
Ged Kearney opinion piece: If a union did this, all hell would break loose
Media Release - October 14, 2011
I want to talk to you about productivity and its relationship to IR, and about the series of lies being peddled about the Fair Work system.
Media Release - October 6, 2011
Two million of these workers have no paid leave of any kind and no right to ongoing work.
Media Release - September 28, 2011
Today, we are launching a campaign to help the 40% of the workforce who have insecure jobs.
Media Release - September 7, 2011
Today, I want to publicly release the results of this “census”. Consider this a snapshot of working life in 2011. These are the concerns and aspirations of the bulk of Australian society, the people driving our economy.
Media Release - August 18, 2011
It is no overstatement to say that few countries are as close as Australia and New Zealand. We share a common culture, a love of sport, and an easygoing nature. We are blessed that both our nations are prosperous and stable.
Media Release - July 25, 2011
These are big numbers and big opportunities, but if we don’t take strong action on climate change and invest now, the economic opportunities will pass us by.