Tag Archives | wages and conditions

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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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 Treasurer has joined with state-owned power distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy in applying […]

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MR: Unanimous call to restore lost compensation benefits

Media Release 17 September 2014  A unanimous Parliamentary committee report tabled today recommends the urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits that were slashed from the scheme by former Minister Pearce in 2012. The committee identified the scheme surplus at May 2014 as approximately $1.3 billion, heading to $6 billion in 2019. The Standing Committee […]

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Industrial Relations

Government sneaks through further wages cuts under cover of budget

Last week buried deep in the legislation for the NSW budget was the: State Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2014. In the last two pages of this bill was something that should not have been in the budget: a deceitful move by the Baird Government to incorporate compulsory superannuation increases in public […]

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Industrial Relations

Government edges closer to abolishing independent umpire [media]

The O’Farrell Government’s announcement yesterday that they would not be seeking to fill the position of 4 judges stepping down from the Industrial Relations Commission takes them one step closer to the abolition of the independent umpire.   As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: Four senior judges of the Industrial Relations Commission will retire […]

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Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975: Disallowance of the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration (Judicial and Other Office Holders) Amendment Regulation 2013 [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 22 August 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. STATUTORY AND OTHER OFFICES REMUNERATION ACT 1975: DISALLOWANCE OF THE STATUTORY AND OTHER OFFICES REMUNERATION (JUDICIAL AND OTHER OFFICE HOLDERS) AMENDMENT REGULATION 2013 Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [10.50 a.m.]: The Greens support the Opposition’s disallowance motion […]

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Statutory an Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975; Disallowance of Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Regulation 2013 [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 22 August 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. STATUTORY AND OTHER OFFICES REMUNERATION ACT 1975: DISALLOWANCE OF STATUTORY AND OTHER OFFICES REMUNERATION (JUDICIAL AND OTHER OFFICE HOLDERS) REGULATION 2013 Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [9.59 a.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I speak to the […]

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Industrial Relations Act 1996:Disallowance of the Industrial Relations (Public Sector Conditions of Employment) Amendment Regulation 2013 [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 21 August 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1996: DISALLOWANCE OF THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (PUBLIC SECTOR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT) AMENDMENT REGULATION 2013   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [12.01 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I indicate that The Greens will be […]

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