Industrial Relations

The fair, simple and accessible way we will boost wages

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

Australia needs sustainable pay increases so that working people’s pay keeps up with the cost of living and productivity increases. For this to occur we need to modernise the collective bargaining system.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/actu-secretary-sally-mcmanus-speech-at-the-jobs-and-skills-summit/

We know what respect for working women looks like. Here’s how we make it happen

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

A fairer approach and simpler right to flexible work arrangements in our workplace laws that recognise the importance for all of us of balancing work and care.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/we-know-what-respect-for-working-women-looks-like-heres-how-we-make-it-happen/

How we can get wages growing again

Date Published: 01/09/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

Our workplace bargaining laws are overly and unnecessarily complicated. They no longer provide an even playing field for workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/01/how-we-can-get-wages-growing-again/

Having trouble getting decent pay? Fixing the bargaining system will change that

Date Published: 31/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

Keep an eye out of the next few days for the union movement’s positive plan to ensuring millions of workers can get a pay rise.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/31/having-trouble-getting-decent-pay-fixing-the-bargaining-system-will-change-that/

Women want to work more, so what is standing in their way?

Date Published: 30/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

How is it possible that businesses are crying out for more workers and yet 1.8 million people in Australia say they want work?  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/30/women-want-to-work-more-so-what-is-standing-in-their-way/

Sally McManus provides a key answer to fixing our low wages

Date Published: 25/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

We are staring in the face of a massive cost of living crisis where the prices everywhere have gone up but our wages have not. So what do we do to tackle such a big challenge?  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/25/sally-mcmanus-provides-a-key-answer-to-fixing-our-low-wages/

Australia has a bright climate future and unions are ready to make it happen

Date Published: 23/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

Australia is the best placed country in the world to be a renewable energy superpower, generating 395,000 jobs and $89 billion in revenue by 2040. We can get there by unions, government, business, and climate organisations working together.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/23/australia-has-a-bright-climate-future-and-unions-are-ready-to-make-it-happen/

Workers’ wages and training need a massive boost

Date Published: 17/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

A new report from the Australian Council of Trade Unions calls for the reinvigoration of Australia’s TAFE by guaranteeing a minimum of 70 percent public funding, as well repairing almost a decade of damage to our apprenticeship system.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/17/workers-wages-and-training-need-a-massive-boost/

Interest rate increases worsens cost-of-living crisis – but workers can turn the tide

Date Published: 03/08/2022
Category: Industrial Relations

The interest rate rise of 0.5 percentage points, which brings the cash rate to 1.85 per cent, announced on Tuesday by the Reserve Bank of Australia will worsen the cost-of-living crisis for workers. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/03/interest-rate-increases-worsens-cost-of-living-crisis-but-workers-can-turn-the-tide/