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Workers poisoned by AGL Torrens Island, SafeWork 'missing' after 7 months

February 06, 2024

Workers at the AGL Torrens Island Power Station were poisoned with lead after AGL had failed to establish safety processes for handling lead in early 2023.

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Professor Fels' report provides 'game plan' to tackle price gouging

February 02, 2024

In August of last year, the ACTU initiated an investigation into price gouging and unfair pricing behaviors. The inquiry was overseen by former ACCC Chair Professor Allan Fels AO. Today, the findings of this report have been released.

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SA minimum wage gets an 8.6% boost

December 12, 2023

The South Australian Employment Tribunal has accepted SA Unions’ pay rise claims for increases of 5.75% for awards and allowances and 8.6% for the Minimum Standard for Remuneration (state minimum wage) in the 2023 State Wage Case.

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Workers celebrate as closing loopholes bill gets green light from crossbench

December 07, 2023

SA Unions celebrate a big win for workers, as key parts of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 get the green light from the Senate.

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Kill a worker, go to jail - industrial manslaughter bill to get greenlight

November 28, 2023

Parliament is set to greenlight a game-changer today: kill a worker, go to jail. The Work Health and Safety (Industrial Manslaughter) Amendment Bill, up for passage, means if a business recklessly cuts corners and a worker pays the ultimate price, the responsible party could be looking at 20 years behind bars and a hefty $18 million corporate fine.

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SA Unions celebrate commonsense public holiday fixes

November 16, 2023

A new Public Holidays Bill (2023) will be introduced into State Parliament today that would see Christmas Day and Easter Sunday properly declared as public holidays.

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