Women are still losing out on gender pay gap

coverreportgenderpaygap.jpgA new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) today reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement.

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IR Review goes some way to repairing Newman damage

Queensland unions say the Palaszczuk Government has today been given a fair and rigorous report that recommends several significant changes to industrial relations legislation.

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Public Assets 2, Privatisation 0 - Queenslanders know the score

A majority of Queenslanders remain convinced that public assets should remain in public hands, unions say.

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Meatworkers take live export beef to Canberra

Jobless north Queensland meat workers are in Canberra tomorrow to talk about the live cattle export trade destroying skilled regional jobs.

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Unions back positive outcome for baby Asha as #LetThemStay campaign forces government backdown

Unions have applauded the community #LetThemStay alliance that forced the Turnbull government today to back down from sending baby Asha and her family back into detention on Nauru.

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Unions blast ‘slow learning’ LNP on plans to cut worker safety

Unions say State Parliament this week rightly rejected the LNP’s ridiculous plans to introduce 24 hours’ notice for accredited workplace health and safety representatives to enter and inspect unsafe workplaces.

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QCU President hangs up gloves after three decades

Queensland Council of Unions President John Battams retires on 31 January, hanging up his gloves after three decades as a union leader in Queensland and Australia.

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Unions getting on with the job protecting weekend penalty rates

Queensland unions remain focused on protecting weekend penalty rates as the major priority for the coming year.

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Report gives bitter Christmas gift to workers

Today’s Productivity Commission report recommending cuts to weekend penalty rates is a bitter Christmas present as retail and hospitality sectors gear up for a bumper holiday shopping season.

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Unions welcome state inquiry into rogue labour hire firms

Queensland unions have welcomed announcement today of a Palaszczuk government inquiry into rogue labour hire companies operating in the state.

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