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ABS data released this morning shows that the unemployment rate has increased 0.1 to 5.2 per cent, underemployment has also jumped sharply, up 0.3 to 8.5 per cent. There are more than 1 million people underemployed.
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16 April 2020
22 October 2020
2.68 minutes
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently increased the Minimum Wage to $19.49 an hour (starting 1st July 2019), or $740.80 a week for those of us lucky enough to be able to get a full-time job. The increase in pay will apply to workers that have their pay determined by the National Minimum Wage or a Modern Award.
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26 June 2019
21 October 2020
5.26 minutes
It is with immense sorrow and gratitude that the Australian union movement acknowledges the passing of Bob Hawke.
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16 May 2019
24 October 2020
1.15 minutes
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (ACHR) was developed by the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare in 2007 and 2008. The ACHR has been endorsed by Australia’s Health Ministers for use across the country.
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2 May 2019
24 October 2020
3.89 minutes
Update - Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Regulations (2018)
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28 October 2018
23 October 2020
5.46 minutes
The Victorian Government has released a number of watershed reforms that aim to address gender inequality, sexism and violence against women.
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31 January 2018
20 October 2020
0.64 minutes
The Australian Government will implement new rules to assist consumers to make a more informed decision about Private Health Insurance from the 1st April 2019.
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1 January 2018
20 October 2020
8.61 minutes
Latest News In The Victorian Health Sector. Victoria's Portable Long Service Leave Update November 2018
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31 December 2017
24 October 2020
0.47 minutes
Women currently working in the health sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in a leadership development program.
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31 December 2017
23 October 2020
0.69 minutes
Attention Members: Opportunity to participate in important Aged Care Research Study
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31 December 2017
23 October 2020
2.14 minutes
​It’s amazing to look back and see just how far our world has come technologically. If someone from 100 years ago suddenly found themselves in today’s world, they would think they had been teleported into another dimension.
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31 December 2017
23 October 2020
7.17 minutes
Australians have always taken for granted that when they need medical treatment, their Medicare card (and the taxes that they have paid) entitles them to prompt quality health care.
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31 December 2017
21 October 2020
4.73 minutes
The Victorian community sector and Health and Human Services Partnership Implementation Committee (HSHPIC) are working collaboratively to develop a 10 year Community Sector Industry Plan (CSIP) for Victoria.
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31 December 2017
23 October 2020
1.55 minutes
The Australian Productivity Commission is currently conducting a public Inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.
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31 December 2017
18 October 2020
6.50 minutes
On February 23rd, 2017 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) recommended a cut to penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers.
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31 December 2017
23 October 2020
3.69 minutes
BUPA workers vote down managements proposed enterprise agreement with a paltry payrise of 2.3%. Now what?
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15 August 2017
24 October 2020
2.99 minutes
WORKSAFE has finally launched the “It’s never OK’ campaign. The campaign has been designed to help increase awareness of Violence against healthcare workers and to reduce the rate of verbal and physical assault that out healthcare workers have been subjected to.
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19 June 2017
23 October 2020
2.46 minutes
HWU Secretary Diana Asmar speaks up for 127 low-paid Cabrini linen workers in Dandenong that are set to lose their jobs!
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20 May 2017
23 October 2020
0.29 minutes
Most of you may have heard about the shocking cuts to penalty rates (including weekends and public holidays) that were recently announced by the Fair-work Commission.
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20 May 2017
23 October 2020
3.89 minutes
The Health Workers Union Assistant Secretary David Eden and Research & Projects Officer Kamal Bekhazi gave evidence at the Federal Senate Inquiry into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act on the 14th March 2017
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20 March 2017
23 October 2020
2.03 minutes
The federal government is trying to make changes that will hurt the battlers and benefit the Rich!
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5 March 2017
18 October 2020
4.89 minutes
The Andrews Labor Government will deliver landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence.
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31 January 2017
24 October 2020
3.78 minutes
The emotional and financial cost of bullying have been revealed at Ballarat Health Services
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13 October 2015
20 October 2020
0.19 minutes
Bullying, Ballarat, BHS