Trade Unions

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Role of the trade unions legislation
In order to represent workers in industrial matters, trade unions must be registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Cth
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Role of the trade unions
• Representing employees in negotiations for enterprise agreements or awards; • Providing advice to employees on workplace issues such as interpretation of awards and enterprise agreements
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Protection of unions
PARAGRAPH 2: The Fair Work Act 2009 and the protection of unions The ACTU and the union movement campaigned vigorously against the Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Act 2005 (Cth)
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What act did
• Encouraged negotiation directly between employers and employees, with limited third party intervention (union involvement) • Unfair Dismissal claims being removed for small businesses (exemption with fewer than 100 employees) f
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PARAGRAPH 3: Trade Unions and Campaigns to protect Workers
• 2006 United Voice launched Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners to highlight problems in central business district cleaning operations. The four main goals of the campaign were: fair and safe workloads, respect and fair treatment of workers at work,
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Para 3 analysis
Unions NSW run campaigns to protect employee rights such as its campaign with respect to changes to workers compensation legislation and “Go Home on Time Day” to highlight the adverse mental and physical health effects of working excessive hours.
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Para 3 analysis 2
Penalty Rates Debate: The proposed legislation the Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015 This Bill, if adopted, would amend the Fair Work Act 2009 to remove the requirement that certain small businesses pay pena
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Para 4 trade unions and the royal commission
The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption 2015 was created by the Abbott Government to inquire into alleged financial irregularities associated with the affairs of trade unions
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Who was named in r c?
The Australian Workers Union, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Electrical Trades Union, Health Services Union and the Transport Workers Union were named in the terms of the investigation
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Proposed law reform from the Abbott/Turnbull Government
Since 1 July 2009, industrial organisations such as employer associations and unions have been able to apply to the Fair Work Commission for registration under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Cth).
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Role of the trade unions

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• Representing employees in negotiations for enterprise agreements or awards; • Providing advice to employees on workplace issues such as interpretation of awards and enterprise agreements

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Protection of unions

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PARAGRAPH 3: Trade Unions and Campaigns to protect Workers

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