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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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Equal Pay Day reminds us there’s still a long way to equality in our country

5 September 2014

It’s Equal Pay Day today! Dear ASU women, The struggle for equal pay is something our union takes very seriously. We have been at the forefront of fighting for pay equity for decades. Despite these ongoing efforts, and some great victories in key sectors, overall the pay equity gap is getting worse in Australia and

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