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Vale the Hon Joan Kirner AC: Champion for Victorian women

2 June 2015

The Australian Services Union, Victorian Private Sector Branch pays tribute to the Hon Joan Kirner AC as a strong leader and champion for Victorian women of all ages. As a union represented by over 70 percent female membership, we recognise the extraordinary and lasting contribution Joan Kirner made to advocating for women’s empowerment in Victoria.

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Babies, bosses and big workplace changes

5 April 2015

Laws that benefit women in the workplace need to be strengthened so that female staff are less dependent on an employer’s whim. Not too many people will be surprised by Tony Abbott’s decision to ditch his signature policy on paid parental leave. It was an unpopular policy that seemed to disproportionately favour women who needed

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The attack on workers’ rights started today…

23 January 2015

Today’s media has been flooded by stories about the Productivity Commission’s Review into the Fair Work Act. But what does it mean for you? For some time employers and their associations have been lobbying the Federal Liberal Government to look at amending the Fair Work Act’s provisions for workers, particularly in reference to penalty rates.

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