The trade union movement is one of the most important and influential institutions in Australia.
Its members have fought for social justice, democracy, equality and the rights of women, LGBTI people, and people with disabilities.
It is also a key source of support for the Labor Party.
But despite the best efforts of unions and activists to win more concessions, it is increasingly difficult to get a fair deal from the Abbott government.
The Labor Party has been a major target of the Government in the past, and has seen its membership fall to around 50,000 from around 1.3 million.
And the union movement has been one of Labor’s most effective weapons against the Coalition.
The Government has been accused of trying to undermine unions’ ability to represent members in its negotiations with the ALP.
The Abbott Government has also used trade union activism to undermine the Labor Government.
In March, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) blocked access to a Labor media website from one of Australia’s largest trade unions, the Communications Workers Union (CWA), claiming it had breached section 25 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
The AFL was among those who filed a legal challenge to the decision.
The ACL is a law that requires unions to publish their position on key policy issues in their members’ voting lists.
This is to ensure that the policies are widely shared and accessible.
The Australian Communications Workers union has long been a strong voice for workers in the telecommunications industry and its members were among those in favour of the Abbott Governments proposed Communications Workers’ Fairness Amendment (CWCFA) bill.
It was opposed by a number of unions including the Australian Workers Union and the Victorian Branch of Unite and the National Union of Mineworkers.
But it was a major victory for the Government, as the Communications and Entertainment Industry Association (CSEA) and the Australian Industry Group (AIG) both voted against it.
It will now be up to the AFL and the CSEA to find a compromise that protects the rights and interests of workers in a way that respects the interests of unions.
The CWA is currently seeking concessions from the Coalition Government, but Labor and the Greens have both indicated they will not support it.
However, the Government has repeatedly rejected calls to scrap the ACL and the CWCA, which it claims are an attack on unions.
In fact, it has used trade unions to achieve these concessions.
And while the CWA has been involved in numerous labour negotiations, it was one of only two unions to challenge the Abbott Labor Government’s Telecommunications Industry Commission (TIC) over its plans to scrap local government councils.
And, in a significant concession, it voted against the CACL, which would have made it harder for unions to lobby for legislation.
The AFL has consistently opposed the CWC and the ACL, but this has not stopped the Government from using the unions as a weapon against it, which is why Labor and Greens members are currently working to find the right compromise.