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Created Wed 21/01/2015, Last Updated Wed 21/01/2015

Union movement will not allow workers’ retirement savings to be eroded by shonky banks

The Australian trade union movement will campaign over 2015 to stop the Federal Government allowing a cash raid by Australia’s big four banks on workers superannuation.

The banks are currently pushing the Government to allow their chronically underperforming superannuation funds easier access to the Award default super system.

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Created Tue 20/01/2015, Last Updated Tue 20/01/2015

CFMEU warns Newman is writing cheques he can't cash

The Queensland branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has warned that the LNP's election campaign launch promises are not to be trusted.

“Almost everything Newman promised relies on selling off Queensland’s assets. Not only has privatisation of public utilities left workers and families worse off in almost all cases, but he knows that his plans are not supported by Queenslanders”, said Michael Ravbar the CFMEU’s Divisional Branch Secretary.

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Created Tue 20/01/2015, Last Updated Tue 20/01/2015

Job ads for 457 visa holders potentially illegal

Employers in Victoria are advertising for overseas visa workers in job ads that may be in breach of anti-discrimination laws.


The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has revealed several Melbourne employers have been caught out in ads targeting 457 and other visa holders for jobs in Victoria.