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/

We’ve got your back – how unions rallied for the City of Shepparton

Date Published: 21/09/2021
Category: On The Job

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Shepparton in late August, unions rallied to help a community in need, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/21/unions-rallied-for-the-city-of-shepparton/

Aged Care Workers face staff shortages as vaccine mandate

Date Published: 17/09/2021
Category: On The Job

The aged care system faces uncertainty as the deadline for mandatory vaccination of aged care workers expires today, writes Francis Leach.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/17/aged-care-workers-face-staff-shortages/

With over 40,000 jobs already gone, how can we save our university sector?

Date Published: 14/09/2021
Category: On The Job

With one in five jobs lost across the sector, urgent help is needed to save Australia’s universities, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/14/how-can-we-save-our-university-sector/