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A good-looking, soccer-loving charmer, my good friend Tony Medina worked tirelessly for two decades to safeguard workers against the hazards involved in the removal of asbestos - an area he himself had worked in before becoming a union official.
Within 24 hours of the Turnbull Government’s unveiling of the PaTH program designed to address youth unemployment, both the Prime Minister and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash were unable to answer mounting questions relating to the initiative, which Cash described as ‘exciting.’
You’ve probably heard about the looming China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) – not good news for construction workers.
You probably haven’t yet been told about the most alarming part of this dud agreement: its undermining and erosion of workplace OHS standards and conditions that unions have fought hard to win over many decades.