Media Releases

SafeWork SA needs more inspection funding to prevent incident

August 17, 2022

In the same week, two horrific South Australian workplace incidents have come to light, because of SafeWork SA prosecutions.

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Adelaide's inflation rate more than double current wage growth

August 17, 2022

Wage growth has flatlined, rising by only 0.07 per cent to 2.6 per cent, less than half the rate of Adelaide's local inflation rate of 6.4 per cent, according to data released by the ABS Wednesday morning.

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Govt must instruct RBA to prioritise full and secure employment

August 11, 2022

Full and secure employment should be the top macro-economic tool of the federal government according to Australian Unions in a new paper released yesterday ahead of the Jobs summit in early September.

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Workers will overwhelm health system unless pandemic payment restored

July 07, 2022

The Federal government is under increasing pressure to restore the Pandemic Leave Disaster payment. Unions have been strongly advocating for the payment's reintroduction with the Federal Government.

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Disaster payment cuts will hit frontline workers hardest

July 04, 2022

The decision by the Albanese Government to axe the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment will mean a return to the earliest and most costly mistakes of the pandemic, with frontline healthcare workers and thousands of others forced to make impossible choices between obeying isolation rules and paying their bills.

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Pay rise today for more than 3 million Australian workers

July 01, 2022

Today South Australian Workers will get a pay rise fought for by the union movement at the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review.

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