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Sean Richards, tour manager for Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel and more

The music industry’s touring sector took a hit when the bushfires swept through eastern Australian states in 2019.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/01/10/sean-richards-tour-manager-for-midnight/

COVID careers: What happens when the music stops?

The music industry’s touring sector took a hit when the bushfires swept through eastern Australian states in 2019.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/01/10/sean-richards-tour-manager-for-midnight-2/

Doug Cameron, former Senator and from the Glaswegian culture of collective and standing up for yourself

A fitter by trade, Doug Cameron came to Australia at 22 years old, rose through the union ranks representing workers and gained preselection for the Australian Senate after Kevin Rudd came to power in 2007.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/01/03/doug-cameron-former-senator-and-born-of-the-glaswe/

2020 – The Year of the Nurse

When the pandemic hit in March 2020 Annie Butler, Federal Secretary at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, was at a conference in the UK.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/27/2020-the-year-of-the-nurse/

Fruit picking worker exploitation exposes the human cost of low prices

A new campaign from the Australian Worker’s Union has put a spotlight on blatant exploitation within the fruit picking industry and places pressure on the National Farmers Federation and supermarket duolopy to push back against these practices. Journalist for The Guardian Australia, Ben Butler spoke with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/22/fruit-picking-worker-exploitation-exposes-the-human-cost-of-low-prices/

Meet the hardest working man in snow business

It’s the Xmas edition of On the Job, so Francis and Sally meet the one person who is definitely happy to be working Xmas Day – Santa.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/20/meet-the-hardest-working-man-in-snow-business/

Winding back JobSeeker will send an extra 190,000 Australians into poverty

Chief economist for the independent think tank The Australia Institute, Dr Richard Denniss, has labelled cuts to the JobSeeker payment “absolutely crazy”, warning it will see an extra 190,000 people living in poverty. Speaking with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg, the prominent economist and author explained, “From an economic point of view, putting…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/18/winding-back-jobseeker-will-send-an-extra-190000-australians-into-poverty/

New IR laws a “kick in the guts for young workers”

Director of the Young Workers Centre, Felicity Sowerbutts, says the Morrison Government’s newly introduced Industrial Relations laws are a “kick in the guts” for already vulnerable young workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/17/new-ir-laws-a-kick-in-the-guts-for-young-workers/

Clothing The Gap and the new IR bill

This episode; a Victorian Aboriginal owned social enterprise that is a dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals and the Federal Government’s latest industrial relations bill.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/13/clothing-the-gap-and-the-new-2/

Clothing The Gap and the new

This episode; a Victorian Aboriginal owned social enterprise that is a dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals and the Federal Government’s latest industrial relations bill.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/13/clothing-the-gap-and-the-new/