Media Releases

Early XMAS present for SA's lowest paid, unions win a $41 a week pay rise

December 20, 2022

Today the South Australian Employment Tribunal published their decision for a 5.2% wage increase to the State Workers' minimum wage in the annual State Wage Case. The pay rise is to be back-dated to the 1st of July 2022.

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Union members are paid more - new ABS data confirms

December 14, 2022

Australian Bureau of Statistics data from August 2022 has again confirmed that Union Members are paid more than non-members.

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Unions, academics, and activists call for action on modern slavery

December 06, 2022

Research shows that millions of people worldwide are victims of Modern Slavery and the problem is only getting worse. South Australia isn't immune from this scourge. Unions, Academics and Activists are calling the government to stop it.

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A big week for South Australian workers gives them a lot to celebrate

December 02, 2022

Both the Secure Jobs better pay bill, and the respect at work bill, passed through the federal parliament this week, and here at home, we saw the South Australian Government unveil its industrial manslaughter legislation.

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Kill a worker, go to jail; SA introduces industrial manslaughter bill

November 29, 2022

A new law in SA unveiled today could see bosses jailed for up to 20 years, if a worker dies and they are found to have been reckless or grossly negligent (with corporates fined up to $15 million).

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SafeWork SA chief resigns amid review

November 23, 2022

SafeWork SA Executive Director Martyn Campbell yesterday announced his intention to resign. His resignation comes amid the root and branch review into SafeWork SA.

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