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Govt cuts funding to fight fashion sweatshops
12/06/14 - The federal government will cut funding to Ethical Clothing Australia, the garment industry’s only ethical compliance body.
Union taking fashion labels to court over alleged sweatshop conditions
06/06/14 - The Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia has launched legal action against 23 Australian fashion labels.
New Senate should let carbon tax go: Teys
04/06/14 - ​Meat processor Teys Australia has urged the new Senate to allow the federal government to fulfill its election pledge to repeal the carbon tax.
Cost increases could kill businesses, says Brisbane sign company
03/06/14 - ​Rodney Smith, managing director of fourth-generation, Brisbane-based signage company Albert Smith Group.
Hunter Ampcontrol jobs to be cut: ETU
21/05/14 - ​A downturn in mining activity has been blamed by the Electrical Trades Union for what it says is an imminent round of job cuts at Ampcontrol.
Nokia leads ethical supply chain, wages study
21/05/14 - A report on the supply chains of 39 technology companies has found that only one, Nokia, was able to ensure a “living wage” to workers.
Electrolux workers reject pay offer
16/05/14 - Workers from the Electrolux white goods factory in Orange yesterday rejected the company’s latest pay offer and say industrial action is now possible.
Toyota workers set to vote on redundancy package
16/05/14 - Workers from Toyota’s Altona manufacturing facility will next week vote on proposed redundancy packages to be paid when their factory shuts in 2017.
20,000 Cambodian garment workers go on strike
29/04/14 - Workers from Cambodia’s garment industry have gone on strike, demanding a $50 bonus for not participating in walkouts over the past three months.
Manufacturing union to rally against job losses
24/04/14 - The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union will hold a rally in Newcastle on May 1 which will focus on saving jobs in the Hunter region.
Time to bring award system into 21st century
23/04/14 - We need an award system that looks after employees but also does away with red tape and excessive union interference in the workplace. Innes Willox writes.
Unions reject Electrolux pay offer, flag industrial dispute
17/04/14 - The AMWU has said the chances of industrial action at the Electrolux Orange factory, which will close in 2016, have increased.

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