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If your employer is refusing to implement any of these measures, it’s time to give your union a call.
In alarming news for all workers, Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly warned yesterday that COVID case numbers will soon surpass all previous peaks.
Good news for workers without paid sick leave: the Albanese Government has restored the $750 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
Finally, the news we’ve been waiting for has arrived. The Morrison government has made Rapid Antigen Tests needed for work…. tax deductible.
Ultimately, this decision provides no immediate relief for workers who have been so frantically trying to secure themselves RATs.
The Morrison Government must step up to make Rapid Antigen Tests free and accessible to all. That’s why Australian Unions has launched a new television ad calling on the community to help us convince the Morrison Government to make RATs free and accessible for all. We need your help to get this ad far and…
The rapid spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 comes at a time when many workplaces are unprepared. Register for this urgent meeting where Sally McManus and work and health and safety experts will provide advice and support on how to make work safe and prevent transmission.
As vaccination rates creep closer to the National Cabinet thresholds for economic reopening in lockdown states, many workplaces are preparing to expand their operations in a new context, writes Lauren Piko
A new JobKeeper is urgently needed for all workers and should not be open to corporate profiteering. Add your support today.
What pandmic leave and payments are you entitled to? Check this list prepared by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Australian Unions answers key questions you may have about the vaccination program and your workers’ rights
Vaccination is the precondition of opening our borders and supporting the workers whose jobs depend on international travel, writes Chloe Ward.
One shift can make all the difference for aged care worker Sherree Clarke. But in the midst of a pandemic, she actually saw fewer of them.
Reality check for Australian Working Women International Women’s Day is a day to reflect upon and honour the work of all the women who fought for the rights and protections that working women have today. But this year, it’s also a day for a reality check – because this Government has left women behind. The…
Chief economist for the independent think tank The Australia Institute, Dr Richard Denniss, has labelled cuts to the JobSeeker payment “absolutely crazy”, warning it will see an extra 190,000 people living in poverty. Speaking with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg, the prominent economist and author explained, “From an economic point of view, putting…
A new Industrial Relations (IR) law that will allow employers to cut the wages and conditions of workers has just been introduced.
Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP says Australians deserve a “better normal” for the sacrifices made during the pandemic including jobs “that are secure with decent pay and conditions”.
Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon.Tanya Plibersek MP, says investment in cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is a “no brainer” as we begin our COVID-19 recovery.
“All the shirts are unique and you never know how one will look – that’s why it’s so exciting… ”When COVID-19 hit, Beth was laid off from her job in the fashion industry after 15 years.
Buy Australian, from manufacturers who provide safe conditions and pay their workers properly. That’s the message from workers who are making face masks in unprecedented numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Order your Australian Unions face masks here. At the start of the pandemic, global demand for masks for medical and personal use spiked. With international…
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the global economy, a reset to serve the wellbeing of people and the planet was plainly needed.
When business restrictions were introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amy* found herself amongst the thousands of workers in Australia without work.
“It all changed so quickly. One week I was told to work from home and then the next week, I was stood down,” she said.
In what’s been an already devasting year, it’s fair to say Victorians have had an especially rough week.
We can celebrate a victory this week, with the Fair Work Commission finally listening to Australian unions’ calls for paid pandemic leave for aged care workers.
Welcome to the August edition of your Member Benefits Update.
Aussies have shared some tough times during COVID-19 but the silver lining is that we’re talking more about money matters – and looking for ways to give our financial skills a lift.
While the Morrison Government contemplates tax cuts for the wealthy and returning to a punitive approach to welfare payments, Australian unions have been thinking hard about what comes after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michele O’Neil interviewed young workers and how they were affected by COVID-19.
The Morrison Government must stop dragging its feet on urgent reforms to protect vulnerable workers during the current COVID-19 crisis, and after.
Watch Michele O’Neil’s full interview on Insiders where she discusses our National Economic Reconstruction Plan.
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a dangerous new turn in Australia, the Federal Government must provide all working people with paid pandemic leave.
After tribunal rejection, ACTU doubles down on paid pandemic leave for all.
Every Australian can win, if discussions between the government, business, and the union movement address weaknesses in workplace law that started long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has seen lots of us working from home for the first time.
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For many of us, working from home is another challenge we must deal with as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
In the April edition of your Member Benefits Update we bring you advice on the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at online shopping and how to stay safe and there’s some good news on our latest win with the new wage subsidy program.
How ME can support their customersCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) can have an impact on both people’s health and their financial wellbeing.
Employers should always make the health and wellbeing of employees a priority for their business. When facing something as unprecedented as COVID-19, this has never been more critical. The following businesses have been nominated by workers across Australia as granting access to special paid sick leave and additional support*, which is fundamental to ensuring the safety…