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  • Alex Wok

Union Powers



Edited by Marc Eastmure

Facts:

  • In Australia, a union security agreement can be made between the company and the union, whereby the employer automatically collects union fees from their workers salaries.

Issue:

Does the union merger concentrated power as to be unfairly balanced towards employees?


read more:


  1. Australian Council of Trade Unions, 'Sally McManus - Press Club Speech: Change the Rules; For more secure jobs and fair pay' | Sydney Morning Herald, Unions attack work laws with biggest ad campaign in decade

  2. The Australian, 'How unions use social media to pressure companies'

  3. Australian Council of Trade Unions, 'Sally McManus - Press Club Speech: Change the Rules; For more secure jobs and fair pay'

  4. The Guardian, 'Labour flags industrial relations changes including new arbitration power'

  5. The Guardian, 'Sydney train strike stopped: Fair Work Commission blocks union action'

  6. The Australian Financial Review, 'Sally McManus speech a throwback to the unions’ racist, protectionist past'

  7. The Canberra Times, 'John Lloyd: more contractors, smaller role for unions in the future of work'

  8. The Australian, 'Employers fear ACTU living-wage push ‘could be death of business’ | Reserve Bank of Australia, 'Small Business: An Economic Overview'


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