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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/25/queenslands-great-insecure-work-plague-exposed/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/22/ethical-shopping-workers/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/18/michael-dawes-on-the-job/

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/14/workers-brace-themselves-as-disaster-payments-near-their-end/

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

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/11/nurses-face-the-unknown/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/08/protect-mental-health-at-work/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/05/healthcare-workers-covid-stories/

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

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/30/exploitation-nation-how-australias-farms-are-exploiting-migrant-workers/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/27/on-the-frontline-paramedic/

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

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/22/unions-thats-not-us-this-is/