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ACTU commits to in-house gender equality

The ACTU executive today approved a push to introduce rule changes that require gender equity across all of its elected and executive positions.

Merged union powerhouse shaping to take off next year

The MUA's national council has stared down Coalition threats to stymie its merger with the CFMEU, endorsing the plan to create an "activist, campaigning" combined entity by the middle of next year.



AGL ups ante in Loy Yang dispute

AGL has sought to increase pressure on unions over stalled bargaining at Victoria's Loy Yang power station and coal mine by applying for the Fair Work Commission to terminate the existing agreement.

CFMEU loses appeal over 'Boral bans'

The CFMEU has lost an appeal to have secondary boycott proceedings over alleged bans on Boral delayed until after the hearing of blackmail charges against union leaders John Setka and Shaun Reardon.

Social warfare intensifies CUB dispute

Union members are targeting official Carlton & United Breweries' Facebook pages with a series of critical posts as part of an ongoing campaign over the sacking of maintenance workers at CUB's main Victorian brewery.

Unions hugely influential in swing to Labor: Mackerras

The union movement's targeted marginal seats campaign played an "absolutely critical" role in generating a dramatic swing to the Labor Party in Saturday's federal election, according to renowned political analyst Malcolm Mackerras.

Unions change structures to foster community power base

The NUW and MEAA are among the first unions to change their rules to accept no or low-fee community and associate members since the ACTU's call to transform their membership models by adopting "radical thinking".