Covid-19

Australian workers urgently need JobKeeper 2.0

Date Published: 25/07/2021
Category: Covid-19 JobKeeper

A new JobKeeper is urgently needed for all workers and should not be open to corporate profiteering. Add your support today.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/25/australian-workers-urgently-need-jobkeeper-2-0/

COVID-19 pandemic leave and payments

Date Published: 02/07/2021
Category: Covid-19

What pandmic leave and payments are you entitled to? Check this list prepared by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/02/covid-19-pandemic-leave-and-payments/

Vaccinations – your questions answered

Date Published: 01/07/2021
Category: Covid-19

Australian Unions answers key questions you may have about the vaccination program and your workers’ rights

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/01/vaccinations-your-questions-answered/

What workers need to reopen Australia’s borders

Date Published: 21/05/2021
Category: Covid-19 Working life

Vaccination is the precondition of opening our borders and supporting the workers whose jobs depend on international travel, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/21/what-workers-need-to-reopen-australias-borders/

Meet Sherree: one cut from poverty

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/10/meet-sherree-one-cut-from-poverty/

International Women’s Day 2021 Report

Date Published: 08/03/2021
Category: Covid-19 Human Rights Industrial Relations

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/08/international-womens-day-2021-report-reality-check-for-australian-working-women/

Cutting JobSeeker: a national shame, an international embarrassment

Date Published: 12/02/2021
Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Jobseeker Opinion Working life

It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/cutting-jobseeker-a-national-shame-an-international-embarrassment/

Winding back JobSeeker will send an extra 190,000 Australians into poverty

Date Published: 18/12/2020
Category: Covid-19 Jobseeker Workers rights

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/18/winding-back-jobseeker-will-send-an-extra-190000-australians-into-poverty/

Someone is messing with your rights at work – what you need to know

Date Published: 10/12/2020
Category: Covid-19 Workers rights

A new Industrial Relations (IR) law that will allow employers to cut the wages and conditions of workers has just been introduced.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/10/someone-is-messing-with-your-rights-at-work-what-you-need-to-know/