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Union slams metro rail construction on Bankstown line

Mar 1, 2017News

The Rail Tram and Bus Union NSW have slammed the construction on the Bankstown rail line caused by metro rail, calling it unnecessary and disruptive. Read the media release here.   Read More »

Outcome: Freightliner Coal Lift Up Lay Back Dispute

Feb 28, 2017News

Last Friday the FWC handed down its decision in relation to this dispute. The commissioner ruled that the construction of clause 36 allows for Freightliner to use the lift up and lay back provision, the […] Read More »

Sunday rate cuts to increase casualisation of the workforce

Feb 28, 2017News

The impact of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to cut Sunday penalty rates will be felt acutely by the hundreds of thousands of workers who will have their pay slashed by up to $3400 […] Read More »

Company profits surge as wages fall

Feb 28, 2017News

Official data show wages going backwards while company profits surge, with mining and construction leading the trend. Read more via ABC News. Read More »

Penalty rate cuts could backfire on business

Feb 26, 2017News

ABC business reporter Michael Janda explains how cuts to Sunday penalty rates could hurt the economy and increase business failures and job losses. Read more. Read More »

PN Intermodal drivers EBA update

Feb 26, 2017National News

Further meetings have been held with Paci c National management who have now advised us of their four main priority claims. They are Driver Only Operations, Relay Working, Sign On/Sign Off points and Flexible Employment. […] Read More »

Employers’ pyrrhic penalty rates win reflects self-defeating economics

Feb 26, 2017News

“It’s not that stores and restaurants couldn’t do business on Sundays under the existing rules; any casual observer can attest to the brisk trade that now takes place right through the weekend. It’s just that […] Read More »

Fair Work Commission rules to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers

Feb 23, 2017Uncategorized

This morning the Fair Work Commission has ruled that the Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in the hospitality, retail and fast food industries. The Australian Council […] Read More »

Nine arrests in one night in Illawarra

Feb 23, 2017News

Last Saturday nine people were arrested for transport offences in just nine hours in the Illawarra. Police also gave nine ‘move on’ directions, issued 55 rail infringement notices and gave four field court attendance notices […] Read More »

Hot topic: High speed rail

Feb 23, 2017Hot Topic

As part of a recent opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald, Shadow Minister for infrastructure Anthony Albanese wrote: “We should also expedite progress on the proposed high speed rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne via […] Read More »