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…


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


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


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.


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