Recent manufacturing figures from the United Kingdom highlight that high-wage economies can compete, according to the CEO of Professionals Australia, Chris Walton.
Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton reflects on what this Budget means for members in key sectors such as infrastructure, science, pharmacy, the public sector and the automotive industry.
The Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has ruled that student engineers undertaking vacation work, as well as first and second year graduate engineers, will now have fair pay and conditions enshrined in an Award, as a result of Professionals Australia’s advocacy efforts.
May 4, 2014Engineers, Latest News CEO Chris Walton comments in The Age
Professionals Australia has called for the Government to ‘stop and think’ before it deskills its engineering and scientific capacity, when it responds to the National Commission of Audit Report in the May Budget.
Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said, “It was extremely pleasing to see the Productivity Commission recognise the specialist nature and wealth of knowledge that our members possess on all aspects of infrastructure delivery.
A year on from the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety negotiated by UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union continues to make big steps forward. More than 160 global brands have committed to the Accord, a program of unprecedented scale, independence, rigor and transparency.
When it comes to the risks associated with the privatisation of military materials procurement, few have the insight of Sir Charles Haddon-Cave QC. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave QC, is the UK judge who found the deaths of 14 defence personnel in a 2006 Nimrod aircraft crash, a direct result of ‘organisational trauma’ and ‘outsourcing’ associated with…
In welcoming the Victorian Government’s announcement to build the Melbourne airport rail link, engineers have called on the government to boost its engineering capacity in the May budget. Sharelle Herrington director of Association of Professional Engineers Australia said that Investment in engineering capacity would ensure this project is delivered on time, on budget and serves…