Qantas is asking workers who survive the latest of round of job cuts to accept a wage freeze of at least 18 months, while making no attempt to reassure those loyal and experienced employees that there is any prospect of improvement ahead.
Alcoa’s announcement today that it will close its Yennora aluminium rolling plant in Western Sydney as well as its Point Henry aluminium smelter and rolling plant is devastating news for the future of the Australian aluminium industry.
The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC, Chairman of beyondblue, today announced that Paul Howes, National Secretary of The Australian Workers’ Union, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of beyondblue.
The terms of reference of the Royal Commission announced today by the Abbott Government confirm it is a politically-motivated witch-hunt designed to weaken unions, says the ACTU.
ACTU President Ged Kearney said Australians will be asking why Prime Minister Tony Abbott can afford a $100 million political inquiry but can’t spend $25 million saving 3000 jobs at SPC.