The MUA and broader labour movement have expressed deep sadness at the death today at 81 of John Coombs, who led the union through the bitter 1998 waterfront dispute as it faced down a government-backed plan to lock out its members and replace them with a non-union workforce at key stevedore Patrick.
The MUA has created a new non-voting "supporter" membership category that will seek to enrol community members and capitalise on the the substantial support it has built through its long history of campaigning on a wide range of political and social change movements.
Aldi has again failed to rein-in the TWU over its long-running "safe rates" campaign, with a full Federal Court confirming that the union is not constrained by consumer law prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct.
The NSW public sector granted more than 87% of women's requests for flexible work ahead of COVID-19, according to a large PSA member survey that says the pandemic has proved there is still room for improvement in the Berejiklian Government's "if not why not" policy.
A two-hour stopwork that United Voice scheduled to clash with Melbourne Cup festivities at Crown Perth has been extended to four hours after the gambling giant secured an anti-strike order from the FWC on the basis that a shorter period would constitute unprotected action.