SA Unions

Fact Sheet: Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017

A New Law to Protect Workers and Honest Employers Legislation, long sought by unions, to protect workers from exploitation in the labour hire industry has passed State Parliament. The new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 will commence on 1 March 2018 and will make it unlawful to operate as a labour hire provider1 without a…

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Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products

Senate inquiry into non-confirming building products 11 August, 2017   On Monday 31 July, 2017, CEPU SA Assistant Secretary Simon Pisoni appeared before the Senate Inquiry into non-conforming building products.  The submission focused on the importation of asbestos building products endangering the well-being of members and the wider community. Click here to read the transcript of…

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Strong manufacturing sector crucial to ensure stable jobs for the future

Strong manufacturing sector crucial to ensure stable jobs for the future Wednesday 21 June, 2017   The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work’s released “Manufacturing: A Moment of Opportunity” today, coinciding with the National Manufacturing Summit. The report and the summit have highlighted a sector that despite being shunned by government is showing strong signs…

An Air Warfare Destroyer under construction at the Osborne shipyards.

Osborne naval shipyard transformed by $1.2 billion upgrade for Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Submarines

Osborne naval shipyard transformed by $1.2 billion upgrade for Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Submarines Exclusive — Sheradyn Holderhead, Political Reporter, The Advertiser, May 16, 2017 SOUTH Australia’s naval shipyard will be transformed through a $1.2 billion injection into new infrastructure, kickstarting job creation under the Federal Government’s $89 billion shipbuilding program. As revealed in The…

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces Adelaide shipbuilder ASC to be split into three government-owned companies

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces Adelaide shipbuilder ASC to be split into three government-owned companies Peter Jean Political Reporter, The Advertiser,October 11, 2016 SHIPBUILDER ASC will be split into three separate government-owned companies ahead of the construction of Australia’s 12 navy submarines. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the ASC will be broke up into…

Coca-Cola Amatil's Australian division managing director Barry O'Connell speaks to the media. ABC News: Lauren Waldhuter

Coca-Cola Amatil to close Adelaide factory in 2019, boost Queensland production

Coca-Cola Amatil to close Adelaide factory in 2019, boost Queensland production By Sarah Scopelianos and Lauren Waldhuter, ABC,net.au, Wednesday February 22 2017 Coca-Cola workers in Adelaide are in shock after the company announced it would close its South Australian manufacturing facilities in 2019. Workers attended the Thebarton factory at 8:00am for the announcement, after shifts…

ASC Shipbuilding workers marched to the Submarine maintenance site in support of the protest strike action over the Enterprise Bargaining restrictions placed on ASC management negotiators by the Federal Conservative Government

Adelaide ASC workers strike again over stalled pay talks

Adelaide ASC workers strike again over stalled pay talks Adam Langenberg, The Advertiser, February 23, 2017   HUNDREDS of workers at Adelaide shipbuilder ASC have launched industrial action once again over protracted pay negotiations. Union members marched outside ASC’s headquarters in Osborne on Thursday morning in a show of defiance to the Federal Government and…