Jim McIlroy

The nurses union has welcomed the recommendations of the royal commission into aged care but criticised its failure to mandate greater funding transparency for the largely private sector, reports Jim McIlroy.

The New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission has given close to half a million public sector workers a slap in the face for their efforts over a very difficult year, reports Jim McIlroy.

Waterfront workers are calling on Caltex to suspend services with Ports and Harbour Services which has employed non-union labour, reports Jim McIlroy.

The Maritime Union of Australia is fighting Patrick stevedores' attempts to use the pandemic to cut conditions and wages, reports Jim Mcllroy.

The corporate vultures are circling the ailing National Broadband Network after the federal government said it will spend money on it. Jim McIlroy argues it should not be readied for sale but stay in public hands.

Peter Simpson, “Simmo”, a stalwart of the Electrical Trades Union Queensland and NT branch has been widely hailed as a “legend” for putting the union and social justice ahead of party politics, writes Jim McIlroy.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is floating bringing forward billions of dollars worth of income tax cuts for the rich, arguing it will boost the COVID-19-ravaged economy. Jim McIlroy argues it won't help our economy and nor will the government's push for more gas. 

Unions have launched a plan to tackle the “broken” aged care system and protect workers at the front line, reports Jim McIlroy.

Former PM Paul Keating's user-pays aged-care 'solutions' will not help, argues Jim McIlroy.

Koalas, the popular but endangered marsupial native, seem to have been the cause of a ruckus inside the NSW Coalition, writes Jim McIlroy.

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