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Topic: Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association
Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor’s arms

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor’s arms

The Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates seems like a win for Labor, but the ALP is so far out of touch it might be impossible to ever come back.

The Shoppies’ last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

The Shoppies’ last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

South Australia is the last bastion of Shoppies domination, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

All over the Shoppies

All over the Shoppies

Everyone, from workers to politicians, have had a gutful of the Shoppies union, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

The likely winners and losers from Conroy’s dramatic exit

The likely winners and losers from Conroy’s dramatic exit

Speculation mounts around the two vacancies that will be open from the first of October, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Time for Labor to cut the Shoppies loose

Time for Labor to cut the Shoppies loose

The Labor Party is beholden to the Shoppies, whose unsavoury practices hurt young workers and the union movement. It's time Labor sent the Shoppies packing, writes former union official and rank-and-file Labor member Tim Vollmer.

Poll Bludger: on Stephen Smith’s bizarre ‘comeback’ coup

Poll Bludger: on Stephen Smith’s bizarre ‘comeback’ coup

Former defence minister Stephen Smith tried to execute a very surprising, very brief coup to gain the leadership of WA Labor. He failed.

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner's proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

A tale of two IKEAS: generous maternity leave and slashing jobs

A tale of two IKEAS: generous maternity leave and slashing jobs

In Australia, IKEA is aiming to double its staff to 3000 by 2015 -- and it's just agreed with unions to half a year's maternity leave. Different story globally, with IKEA slashing jobs.