Working to protect our rights – fighting the IR Omnibus Bill

ACTU President Michele O’Neil and Secretary Sally McManus are in Canberra defending workers’ rights in relation to the Morrison government’s proposed Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. The ACTU’s submission (which you can read in full here) includes three arguments against the Bill which they see as a return to the WorkChoices […]

Union wins on stand downs

Union win on support staff stand down dispute From the IEU NSW/ACT branch 28 April 2020 After taking a stand down dispute to the Fair Work Commission in early April, on behalf of support staff at All Saints Grammar at Belmore, the IEU has managed to secure a major win on behalf of our members. […]

COVID-19 Update: Knowing your rights at work

Information about the spread of COVID-19 is as rampant as the virus itself. Please refer to reliable sources such as the Department of Health website – it is there that you will find the most up-to-date measures for the prevention of the virus as well as statistics on its spread. In addition to the potential […]

What’s happening in the Philippines? [updated]

UPDATE: Read the joint statement released by the Global Council of Unions here The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called an international day of action in solidarity with unionists in the Philippines.    The latest police crackdown targeting unions and human rights defenders occurs amid a broader climate of government repression in the Philippines.  […]