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Scott Morrison considers rational approach

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is reportedly considering implementing paid pandemic leave for workers needing to self isolate, and Victoria's COVID-19 blame games continue. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Weapons down? Maybe, but there is plenty to fight about. Here’s a list of friction points

The prime minister wants businesses and unions to 'down weapons' to negotiate industrial reform. But there's a lot they don't agree on.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

A question of trust: can unions, the government and business all stay friends?

Scott Morrison's plan for economic recovery relies on unions and employers working together, presenting both a risk and an opportunity for the union movement.

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NTEU abandons ‘union-backed wage cuts’

Good morning, early birds. The National Tertiary Education Union has largely abandoned its proposed National Jobs Protection Framework, and Scott Morrison will reportedly bring ACTU secretary Sally McManus on board a group of business representatives to discuss workplace relations reform. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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When will this end?

States are expanding their COVID-19 testing criteria, and according to new modelling, if 90% of us follow social distancing rules, life could reset come August. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been admitted to ICU and Spain is set to roll out a UBI.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Tougher penalties are needed to punish wage thieves

Employers need to be help accountable for underpaying their staff.

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

In the face of eroded union powers, failed campaigns and blurred class lines, young workers are turning to new ways of organising in the fight for their rights.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat

Good morning, early birds. Theresa May has suffered yet another resounding Brexit defeat, and the RBA warns of the growing financial impact of climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Media Files: ACTU and MEAA smooth over journo access spat

The ACTU boss Sally McManus has met with journalists to allay their concerns about being locked out of union events.

Media Files: Sunrise rips off Four Corners’ Thai cave interviews

Channel Seven's Sunrise has been caught out running excerpts of interviews belonging to Four Corners.

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