Secretaries of the CFMEU's construction and general division have been re-elected unopposed in all but one state, as the leadership and members reject findings and criticism by the Heydon Royal Commission and courts and tribunals.
Leaders of the CFMEU's militant construction division are looking to ride out the backwash from the Heydon Royal Commission, with all incumbent states secretaries expected to re-nominate in coming weeks for new four-year terms.
The new leadership of the flight attendants' association's domestic and international divisions, voted in at mid-year elections, is proposing to jettison plans to axe the union's divisional structure and move to a single secretary.
Reducing penalty rates, increasing rostering flexibility and boosting the ability of employers to make agreements directly with employees are at the top of employer groups' IR wishlists for the July 2 federal election.
The HSU's NSW branch says it will clear the debt generated by its corrupt former leadership within two-and-a-half-years, thanks in part to an aggressive savings strategy and a new recruitment focus in aged care and private health, as it prepares to reveal a substantial donation to the ALP to fight the Coalition's "draconian" attack on unions.