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Media union seeks broader support base

The MEAA's federal council has approved a rule change to create a new low-cost "associate membership" category that will enable members of the public to support its campaigns.

Full steam ahead for MUA-CFMEU merger

The MUA’s national conference has late today endorsed a merger with the CFMEU, opening the way for the plan to be put to a plebiscite of maritime union members.

Restructure to build MUA's capacity: Crumlin

MUA national secretary Paddy Crumlin has talked up the need for his union to merge with the CFMEU, arguing that economies of scale will deliver better services for members.


New plan for unions to staunch membership collapse

Unions are considering a push into new areas, offering online campaigning and basic services that would cost workers $1 to $2 a week, under a radical plan to rebuild membership density.

ACTU's Oliver says the Saints might have the answer

ACTU secretary Dave Oliver says unions need to adopt "radical thinking" when it comes to union mergers and alternative membership models, citing his AFL club's "seven different types of membership" as one potential template.


NSW union leader Mark Lennon set to step down

Unions NSW secretary Mark Lennon is set to announce that he is stepping down, opening the way for generational change at a key peak union body.

Unions must adapt to digital economy: ACTU

ACTU secretary Dave Oliver has warned that unions have to adapt to the challenges thrown up by the digital economy to avoid a "Kodak moment".