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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Union legal challenge to Turnbull Gov building code progresses to Federal Court hearing

Union legal challenge to Turnbull Gov building code progresses to Federal Court hearing MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 30 June 2017 Union legal challenge to Turnbull Gov building code progresses to Federal Court hearing. The Federal Court today confirmed that the first legal challenge to the Turnbull Government’s controversial building industry code would proceed to a hearing.…

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Finkel review: Turnbull must stand up to extreme right to deliver certainty for business, power workers and consumers

Finkel review: Turnbull must stand up to extreme right to deliver certainty for business, power workers and consumers MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 9 June, 2017 Energy workers are closely reviewing the recommendations of Australia’s Chief Scientist into the future of the National Electricity Market to ensure that not only is energy security addressed, but that a…

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South Australian plan great for energy security and jobs, but lessons of privatisation failures must be learnt

South Australian plan great for energy security and jobs, but lessons of privatisation failures must be learnt The union representing power workers has commended the South Australian Government’s $550 million plan to improve energy security through the construction of the nation’s largest battery storage project, a new 250MW gas-fired power plant, and increased powers for…