On The Job

It’s time to disrupt the normalisation of sexual harassment in the workplace

Date Published: 25/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Hospo Voice activist Grace Dowling has a clear message when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, “Just because it’s everywhere, just because it’s common, just because it’s rife, doesn’t mean it’s fine.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/25/its-time-to-disrupt-the-normalisation-of-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace/

Sexual harassment in the workplace a structural problem

Date Published: 24/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Writer and academic Professor Catherine Lumby says shifting workplace cultures of sexual harassment is “a very, very long historical process.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/24/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-a-structural-problem/

UK Uber ruling a huge win for workers

Date Published: 24/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Is the jig finally up for the gig economy?
Last week’s landmark ruling in the British Supreme Court that Uber drivers in the UK were employees rather than sole contractors may have kicked a giant hole in the low pay, no responsibility business model that the tech giant and others like it have relied upon.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/24/uk-uber-ruling-a-huge-win-for-workers/

Scott Morrison’s workplace laws a heartbreaker for families

Date Published: 17/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Ange Roper is struggling to make ends meet.

She lost her gig, one built upon insecure working hours and no job security, and suddenly things looked very bleak.

It means making heartbreaking decisions about your kids that no parent wants to make.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/17/scott-morrisons-workplace-laws-a-heartbreaker-for-families/

Working from home and workplace law – what you need to know

Date Published: 16/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Patrick Turner joined On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg this week to discuss some of the legal questions around working from home.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/16/working-from-home-and-workplace-law-what-you-need-to-know/

Opinion: Scott Morrison’s same, tired, old song

Date Published: 12/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Remember, “We’re all in this together”?
That was Scott Morrison’s slogan of the week at the start of the COVID19 pandemic in 2020.
As a wise person once told me, it’s more important to watch what they do, not just what they say. In the case of our current Federal Government, what they’re doing is attempting to erode workers’ pay and conditions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/opinion-scott-morrisons-same-tired-old-song/

Meet an Aussie entrepreneur investing in the clean energy economy

Date Published: 10/02/2021 Category: On The Job

After spending time abroad working on solar energy projects in early 2000s, Lucinana Giangiordano decided to return to Australia to set up his own solar company, but it wasn’t the simple transition he had hoped for.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/10/meet-an-aussie-entrepreneur-investing-in-the-clean-energy-economy/

Opinion: The truth behind the Liberals’ war on super

Date Published: 09/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Australia’s industry superannuation system is a national treasure that has delivered generations of workers a decent and secure retirement.

Liberals like MP Tim Wilson and his gang of like-minded, free market zealots remain fixated on destroying it.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/09/opinion-the-truth-behind-the-liberals-war-on-super/

Clean energy jobs the foundation of an economic recovery

Date Published: 08/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Australia has the potential to create 76,000 new clean energy jobs in regions hardest hit by COVID-19, according to researcher for the Climate Council, Dr Simon Bradshaw.

A long-time climate action campaigner, Dr Bradshaw spoke with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg about the economic opportunities of a transition to clean energy.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/08/clean-energy-jobs-the-foundation-of-an-economic-recovery/

Opinion: Wrong way, go back, Scott Morrison

Date Published: 04/02/2021 Category: On The Job

It seems Scott Morrison can’t help himself.

As he races toward the economic cliff created by the impact of the COVD-19 pandemic he’s asked himself, “Shall we keep going”? Rather than slamming on the brakes and guiding Australia’s workers to safety, he’s determined to take us over the edge.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/04/opinion-wrong-way-go-back-scott-morrison/