“What have the Romans ever done for us?”

“All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us”

What have the unions ever done for us?

Workers compensation

Occupational Health and Safety protections

Compulsory superannuation

35 hour week

RDOs and flexible working arrangements

Paid annual leave

Penalty rates/shift allowances


Parental leave

Equal Pay

Paid sick leave

Public holidays

Long Service Leave

Redundancy protections and pay

Unfair dismissal protection

And yes, a few things from local government:

Councils pay for BPB accreditation

Protected leaseback cars

Obligations to introduce flexible work for parents/family

Obligations to consult on workplace changes

Protections in disciplinary procedures for both performance and behaviour management

Obligations to provide training

Obligations to provide reasons in writing for unsuccessful applicants

Protections against term contracts

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