Opinion

Sexual harassment: Australian workers deserve much, much better

Date Published: 26/02/2021 Category: Opinion Working life

In the past two weeks, we have seen Scott Morrison and his ministers do everything they can to avoid scrutiny, and accountability, for their botched response to Brittany Higgins’ accusation of rape against a former Liberal Party colleague.

There could not be a greater contrast with Higgins’ courage, determination, and clarity.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/26/sexual-harassment-australian-workers-deserve-much-much-better/

It may have changed, but Morrison’s IR bill is still a threat to workers

Date Published: 19/02/2021 Category: Opinion Working life

The Morrison Government’s backdown on one of the most dangerous parts of its industrial relations bill is a step in the right direction for workers—but this fight is far from over.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/19/it-may-have-changed-but-morrisons-ir-bill-is-still-a-threat-to-workers/

End JobKeeper Uncertainty

Date Published: 15/02/2021 Category: Job security JobKeeper Opinion

End the uncertainty and anxiety about the future of JobKeeper.

That was the message from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, to Scott Morrison on ABC TV’s “Insiders” yesterday.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/15/end-jobkeeper-uncertainty/

Cutting JobSeeker: a national shame, an international embarrassment

Date Published: 12/02/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Jobseeker Opinion Working life

It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/cutting-jobseeker-a-national-shame-an-international-embarrassment/

Why the Government’s IR Bill is so dangerous and extreme

Date Published: 08/02/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Opinion

The Senate Inquiry into the Government’s dangerous and extreme industrial relations Bill has just begun.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/08/why-the-governments-ir-bill-is-so-dangerous-and-extreme/

The Morrison Government’s industrial relations bill will hurt workers, and hurt the economy

Date Published: 05/02/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Opinion Workers rights Working life

With Federal Parliament back in session, the fight over the Morrison Government’s Industrial Relations Bill is heating up.

Australian Unions oppose the Coalition’s dangerous plans—because they’re bad for wages, bad for workers’ conditions, and bad for the economy.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/05/the-morrison-governments-industrial-relations-bill-will-hurt-workers-and-hurt-the-economy/

First job/worst job and Lisa Alexander, world championship Australian netball coach

Date Published: 24/11/2020 Category: Opinion

As a “get to know you” – we should each do “First Job/Worst Job”, talking
about our first ever job and the job the job from hell we once had.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/24/first-job-worst-job-and-lisa-alexander-world-champ/

Paid pandemic leave – what is it and why do we need it?

Date Published: 10/08/2020 Category: Covid-19 Opinion Workers rights

In what’s been an already devasting year, it’s fair to say Victorians have had an especially rough week.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/08/10/paid-pandemic-leave-what-is-it-and-why-do-we-need-it/

The Australian Unions Supporter Program

Date Published: 29/07/2020 Category: Opinion

In July 2020, Australian Unions launched a new program to enable workers who are not eligible for union membership to support and engage with the union movement.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/29/the-australian-unions-supporter-program/

In Conversation: Young Workers

Date Published: 22/07/2020 Category: Covid-19 Opinion

Michele O’Neil interviewed young workers and how they were affected by COVID-19.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/22/in-conversation-young-workers/