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Abbott government to scrutinise pay, penalties, conditions

The federal government's sweeping review of Australia's workplace laws will put penalty rates, pay and conditions, union militancy and flexibility under the microscope.

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Saving jobs is the name of our game at Qantas

Yesterday USU/ASU officials and delegates met with Qantas management about the impact of the 5000 job cuts in USU/ASU areas. It was a long frustrating day with lots of hot air and very few details provided by management about how many people are likely to lose their jobs.

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Working Hours: Know Your Rights

Consultation on changes to rosters or working hours are now included in modern awards and enterprise agreements as from 1 January 2014. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission issued a decision on 23 December 2013 setting out the standard form of the consultation provision on changes to rosters or working hours inserted into modern awards and enterprise agreements and commenced from 1 January 2014.

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A Critical Evaluation of Revitalising Local Government

The USU Commissioned Professor Brian Dollery to produce a comprehensive and independent response to the Independent Panel's Report Revitalising Local Government.

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A Dark Day for the Qantas Group

Today's announcement by the Qantas Group of the cutting of 5000 jobs and the massive restructuring across the Group is a dark day in the proud history of your airline and it cannot go unchallenged by any of us who have worked hard to make the company an Australian icon with an unbeatable safety record and reputation for customer service.

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