Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Last night Mike Baird teamed up with Fred Nile to steal half the Christmas holiday from hundreds of thousands of retail workers across NSW. At the stroke of midnight, the Liberal, National and Christian Democrat parties joined together to amend the State’s retail...
Do what I say, not what I do as Scipione, gets a $100,000 pay rise.

Do what I say, not what I do as Scipione, gets a $100,000 pay rise.

Under a deal negotiated with the Baird Government, Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione is set to receive a $100,000 a year pay rise. In 2014-15, Scipione was already one of the state’s highest paid  public servants with $497,297 a year. The $100,000 pay rise will take...
Government failing to deal with bullying in Hunter mines

Government failing to deal with bullying in Hunter mines

Figures obtained by the NSW Greens in response to Questions on Notice in Parliament show that more than half of the formal complaints of workplace harassment and bullying in the mining sector related to operations in the Hunter. The figures also show a substantial...
100 dock workers sacked in midnight email

100 dock workers sacked in midnight email

Overnight 100 dock workers were sacked in an underhanded move by Hutchinson Ports Australia. Workers were sent an email at midnight informing them that they should not come in to work and would be paid only to the end of next week. The Maritime Union of Australia...
Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

As published by the Sydney Morning Herald: Anzac Day is our national day of respect and remembrance. It is the day on which we reflect on the tragedy, sacrifice and waste of war. We promise not only to never forget, but also to learn from the past. This year, as the...
What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

The Greens NSW are calling for the NSW Premier to step in and give workers a weekday public holiday to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary anniversary. This year, because April 25th falls on a Saturday the NSW government has decided to only make that Saturday a public...
Greens support electrical workers right to strike

Greens support electrical workers right to strike

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has been hauled before the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to terminate lawfully protected industrial action as workers fight to secure their jobs in the face of the imminent privatisation of the electricity network. The NSW...
NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

NSW Coalition deals a $350 million blow to injured workers

The NSW government has stripped another 16,000 injured workers of compensation benefits, worth a combined $350 million, with their successful appeal to the High Court against Mr Ronald Goudappel a worker who crushed his foot and ankle at work. This is the latest...