Category: Covid-19

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

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/

Secure jobs with decent pay and conditions key to “a better normal after COVID-19″

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”.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/02/secure-jobs-with-decent-pay-and-conditions-key-to-a-better-normal-after-covid-19/

Tanya Plibersek MP, says investment in cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is a “no brainer”

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/30/tanya-plibersek-mp-says-investment-in-cheaper-cleaner-renewable-energy-is-a-no-brainer/

Behind the Mask – meet some of the hidden heroes of the crisis

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/09/06/behind-the-mask-meet-some-of-the-hidden-heroes-of-the-crisis/

Got questions about your work rights during COVID-19?

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/08/17/got-questions-about-your-work-rights-during-covid-19/

Michele O’Neil on Insiders

Watch Michele O’Neil’s full interview on Insiders where she discusses our National Economic Reconstruction Plan.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/19/michele-oneil-on-insiders/