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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 trading laws to open up all retail stores across the state to […]

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Government Brothel Inquiry Opens the Door to Re-Regulation of Sex Work Against All the Evidence

Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, and Greens MP and Industrial Relations Spokesperson, David Shoebridge MLC,  have criticised the recommendations of the NSW Legislative Assembly Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels, which has today recommended that a licensing model be introduced in NSW. Dr Faruqi said: […]

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Workers compensation: Thousands of injured NSW workers could be disadvantaged after recent court ruling

The Cram Fluid Power v Green decision has huge implications for injured workers across NSW who will be prevented from getting access to necessary medical treatment and income support. The decision states that injured workers will no longer be able to receive additional to lump sum compensation payments if their condition deteriorates over time.   As reported by […]

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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 reports that guards are posted at the gates […]

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Compo changes, thousands benefit but thousands to still miss out  

Thousands of injured workers will benefit, but thousands more will miss out, from a modest workers compensation reform package announced by the NSW government today. The government’s $1 billion reform package represents only a small part of the multi-billion surplus the scheme has generated since 2012. The Greens continue to call for this surplus to […]

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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 holiday and not to give working people a […]

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Greens support unions’ claim that NSW Coalition Government breached international labour standards

The Greens support the PSU, ACTU and CPSU in their complaint to the International Labour Organisation, arguing that the Government has breached international labour standards by placing an arbitrary cap on public sector annual wage increases, and prohibiting public servants from accessing the independent  Industrial Relations Commission (NSW). The Greens have opposed these restrictions on […]

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