On The Job

Insecure workers punished as lockdown strikes again

Date Published: 28/05/2021
Category: On The Job

Another lockdown has again exposed how the insecure work economy is hurting workers, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/28/insecure-workers-punished-as-lockdown-strikes-again/

“It’s economic bullsh*t” – why Wayne Swan says the casualisation of work has to stop

Date Published: 25/05/2021
Category: On The Job

Former Treasurer Wayne Swan tells On The Job his take on the state of the Australian economy and the issues facing workers today.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/25/its-economic-bullsht-why-wayne-swan-says-the-casualisation-of-work-has-to-stop/

Frydenberg’s economic strategy – say one thing, do another.

Date Published: 24/05/2021
Category: On The Job

It’s say one thing, do another as the Government banks on consumer spending for our recovery while arguing against a pay rise for workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/24/frydenbergs-economic-strategy/

Deliveroo decision changes the game for workers

Date Published: 19/05/2021
Category: On The Job

A landmark ruling has changed the game for gig workers and the tech-giant platforms like Deliveroo and Uber Eats, who try to exploit them, writes Francis Leach.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/19/deliveroo-decision-changes-the-game-for-workers/

Is journalism in Australia under threat?

Date Published: 19/05/2021
Category: On The Job

Award-winning journalist Ginger Gorman joined On the Job to discuss the plethora of problems journalists face in today’s media landscape.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/19/is-journalism-in-australia-under-threat/

Josh Frydenberg’s wages trap

Date Published: 17/05/2021
Category: On The Job

The Morrison Government’s obsession with wage suppression is now threatening Australia’s economic recovery, writes Francis Leach.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/17/josh-frydenbergs-wages-trap/

Self-serving budget leaves workers out in the cold

Date Published: 12/05/2021
Category: On The Job

While Australian workers face a job security crisis, Frydenberg delivers a budget focused on one thing – the re-election of the Morrison government.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/12/self-serving-budget-leaves-workers-out-in-the-cold/

Gap in work health and safety laws sees mental health injury on the rise

Date Published: 11/05/2021
Category: On The Job

ACTU Assistant Secretary Liam O’Brien talks to On the Job about the urgent need to better protect workers from mental health injuries.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/11/gap-in-work-health-and-safety-laws-sees-mental-health-injury-on-the-rise/

Liberal Party Budget Bingo

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

From ‘Back in Black’ to ‘Lifters and Leaners’, get your bingo cards out as we run through some of the infamous hits of past Liberal budgets.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/10/liberal-party-budget-bingo/

Time to make mental health at work matter

Date Published: 06/05/2021
Category: On The Job

Australian workers are being pushed to breaking point – we need better legal protections for our mental health.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/06/time-to-make-mental-health-at-work-matter/