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Council Meeting Minutes 16 February 2017

UNIONS NSW COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - MEETING HELD THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2017IN TRADES HALL AUDITORIUM, SYDNEY AT 5:30PM. The Acting President, Com. G. Derrick occupied the Chair.PRESENT:  M. Morey [Secretary], E. Maiden, T. Costa [Assistant Secretaries]. OPENING OF THE MEETING:  The Acting President, Com. G. Derrick opened the meeting and in...

Review finds NSW workers compensation scheme ‘dysfunctional’

Scheme’s $1.87 billion surplus should be used to improve benefits Injured workers’ mental health affected by covert surveillance Disputes riddled with delays causing havoc on workers’ lives 

Sally McManus makes history as first woman elected ACTU Secretary

Calls to change weak workplace laws to protect workers Government must focus on rampant lawlessness of corporates No backing down from support for illegal industrial action 

Workers united will never be defeated

Thousands rally against attacks on ordinary Australians Penalty rates cut the thin edge of the wedge Union movement united in fighting back 

Turnbull government acknowledges need to reserve gas

Energy supply becoming major concern for state and federal governments Gas companies forced to reserve Australian gas Announcement comes after three year campaign by AWU

Council Meeting Minutes 9 February 2017

UNIONS NSW COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - MEETING HELD THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2017IN TRADES HALL AUDITORIUM, SYDNEY AT 5:30PM The Acting President, Com. G. Derrick occupied the Chair. PRESENT:   M. Morey [Secretary]. E. Maiden, T Costa [Assistant Secretaries]. OPENING OF THE MEETING:

Sally McManus Elected Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

The Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) Executive has elected Sally McManus as the new Secretary.

Myriad of women march for International Women’s Day as new research shows women earn one third less than men

As thousands of women prepare to unite for Sydney’s International Women’s Day march on Saturday new analysis shows women earn a crippling one third less than men when full-time and part-time workers are considered. 
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