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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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What will happen to Virgin Australia?

International shareholders have officially put Virgin Australia into voluntary administration and elective surgeries could resume this week.

Australian union numbers swell amid pandemic shutdown

Australian workers are flocking to unions as the COVID-19 crisis worsens — and it isn't just the hardest-hit industries seeing numbers rise.

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.

Is Facebook really committed to combating fake news?

Facebook says it's taking the war on fake news seriously... but that it shouldn't be expected to.

John Setka and Victorian CFMMEU officials outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court in May (Image: AAP/Joe Castro)

Setka, Rosie Batty and the proxy war

If Labor is using gendered violence for factional warfare, it won't end well.

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Setka could be sacked, union warns

Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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.

Laurie Carmichael

The classical-music-loving Communist who changed Australia

Laurie Carmichael has died, the trade unionist who was for decades driven by one big idea: that Australian labour could not simply bargain for "more" but had to transform the conditions of life and society to create better jobs, better conditions, better lives.

Razer: ACTU’s class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

If unions could release pamphlets that would not only be endured by ordinary people, but understood and enjoyed, that would be a nice start to the revolution.