Jim McIlroy

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s aggressive cost-cutting program at the start of the pandemic has been blamed for Qantas’s poor performance. Jim McIlroy argues Labor's decision to privatise Qantas in the early 1990s is the root cause.

Ground crew workers employed by Dubai National Air Travel Agency (dnata) called off a planned strike after reaching in principle agreement on a new EB. Jim McIlroy reports.

Thousands of childcare workers walked out across the country as part of their campaign for better pay and conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

The New South Wales Supreme Court is hearing a challenge that aims to overturn NSW Police fines against protesters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim McIlroy reports.

Thousands of NSW Nurses and Midwives Association members went on strike for the third time this year to push for safe nurse-to-patient ratios and a pay rise. Jim McIlroy reports.

The NSW government is pushing the rail union to compromise on safety as well as to agree to a cut in wages. Jim McIlroy reports.

In a victory for the environment and common sense, the Dendrobium mine expansion will not go ahead. Jim McIlroy and Alex Bainbridge report.

Staff and students picketed the University of Sydney in their fourth strike day this year in support of a fair enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.

The fallout from the former deputy Premier John Barilaro’s attempt to snare a plum New York trade commissioner job continues with damning new revelations almost every week. Jim McIlroy reports.

National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Sydney are gearing up for a 24-hour strike as part of their push for an improved enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports. 

Hundreds of truck drivers and their vehicles converged on Parliament House in Canberra demanding transport industry safety rules. Jim McIlroy reports.

The campaign to save the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo is continuing after the NSW government announced it would close the museum to the public for “rejuvenation”. Jim McIlroy reports. 

Rank-and-file members of the National Tertiary Education Union at the University of Sydney have launched a ticket for the August union elections. Jim McIlroy reports.

The ABC archives contain 90 years of valuable records

Staff, unions and archivists are campaigning to save the ABC archives, writes Jim McIlroy.

Emergency department nurses at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals walked out of work to protest unsustainable work conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

Former NSW deputy premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro being appointed to a plum state trade office job in New York over the top of another appointee shows NSW Corruption Inc still rules. Jim McIlroy reports.

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