On The Job

Queensland’s great insecure work plague exposed

Date Published: 25/10/2021
Category: On The Job

Queensland LNP Senator Matt Canavan is a great pretender. The economics graduate, whose career path led him to Canberra and a gig at the Productivity Commission loves engaging in dress ups with a high vis top on and coal dust on his face. This is our newest rendition of the fake tradie. There he is…


Are you an ethical shopper? Here’s why you should be

Date Published: 22/10/2021
Category: On The Job

Clothes can say a lot about a person, but they can also reveal a lot about who made them too.


On the frontline: Back in the ICU to help fight the pandemic

Date Published: 18/10/2021
Category: On The Job

Meet one of the frontline workers getting us through this Pandemic; veteran registered Nurse Michael Dawes.


Workers brace themselves as disaster payments near their end

Date Published: 14/10/2021
Category: On The Job

This pandemic is not over – and nor is the economic hardship that millions of Australian workers are facing as 2021 draws to a close. Scott Morrison’s decision to tether the removal of disaster payments for affected workers to when a jurisdiction reaches 80% of eligible people being fully vaccinated is certain to leave many…


Nurses face the unknown as New South Wales opens up

Date Published: 11/10/2021
Category: On The Job

As NSW opens up, already battle-weary healthcare workers are feeling anxious about what it could mean for them, writes Francis Leach


Our mental health matters: how can we protect it at work?

Date Published: 08/10/2021
Category: On The Job

With workplace mental health risks on the rise, Fracis Leach asks ACTU Assistant Secretary Liam O’Brien how workers can protect themselves.


On the frontline: Healthcare workers share their COVID stories

Date Published: 05/10/2021
Category: On The Job

Healthcare workers share their stories of working on COVID-19 frontline as our hospitals fight to keep on top of the wave of infections.


Exploitation Nation – how Australia’s farms are exploiting migrant workers

Date Published: 30/09/2021
Category: On The Job

A new visa arrangement for farmworkers threatens to further exploiit workers in the agriculture sector, writes Francis Leach


On the frontline: a paramedic shares his experience of the pandemic

Date Published: 27/09/2021
Category: On The Job

A paramedic shares what it’s like working on the frontline of a pandemic, and how the support of his coworkers and union are getting him through.


Unions – that’s not us. This is.

Date Published: 22/09/2021
Category: On The Job

Unions are about coming together to build fairer and safer future for all, not the ugly scenes witnessed in Melbourne this week, writes Francis Leach