Opinion

In Joe Biden’s America, climate transition goes hand in hand with job creation

Date Published: 23/04/2021 Category: Climate Opinion

Our international partners are getting on with transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, showing climate transition can go hand in hand with job creation, but the Morrison government continue to make excuses for their inaction.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/23/climate-transition-goes-hand-in-hand-with-job-creation/

Frontline workers aren’t getting their vaccinations – what isn’t the Government telling us?

Date Published: 16/04/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Opinion

For a Prime Minister who’s big on announcements, Scott Morrison has been strangely quiet about the vaccine rollout amongst care workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/16/frontline-workers-arent-getting-their-vaccinations-what-isnt-the-government-telling-us/

Making the case for a living wage

Date Published: 09/04/2021 Category: Minimum wage Opinion Working life

A real, meaningful increase to the minimum wage is not only the right thing to do, but makes plenty of sense, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/09/making-the-case-for-a-living-wage/

The end of JobKeeper…. and those left behind

Date Published: 02/04/2021 Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

This time last year, Australian Unions fought for, and won, JobKeeper. This week, the Morrison Government has taken it away, with no plans for a replacement, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/02/the-end-of-jobkeeper-and-those-left-behind/

As the floods recede, workers are being sold down the river

Date Published: 26/03/2021 Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

This week’s floods in New South Wales are a warning of things to come—and of what we must do to support workers through the challenges of climate change, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/26/as-the-floods-recede-workers-are-being-sold-down-the-river/

A win for workers—and another betrayal by the Morrison Government

The Morrison Government’s IR Bill passed the Senate yesterday, stripped of all but one of its major provisions. This was a win for unions, workers, and the community who campaigned against the changes, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/19/a-win-for-workers-and-another-betrayal-by-the-morrison-government/

Enough is enough – 5 takeaways from #March4Justice

Date Published: 16/03/2021 Category: Human Rights Opinion Working women

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to voice their anger at the sexual violence faced by women in Australia and the failings of the Government to take meaningful action against it.
What did we learn?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/16/enough-is-enough-5-takeaways-from-march4justice/

Meet the workers facing the worst of the Morrison Government’s IR Bill

Date Published: 12/03/2021 Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

You’ve heard a lot from me about the dangers of the Morrison Government’s IR Omnibus Bill. That’s because it’s important. It will entrench casualisation, undermine wages and conditions, and stall Australia’s recovery from the Covid-19 recession.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/12/meet-the-workers-facing-the-worst-of-the-morrison-governments-ir-bill/

Families like mine deserve to have confidence in aged care

Date Published: 04/03/2021 Category: Opinion Working life

Like many who have seen Australia’s aged care system up close, I wasn’t surprised by the Royal Commission into Aged Care’s damning conclusions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/04/families-like-mine-deserve-to-have-confidence-in-aged-care/

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/