Workers rights

Can your boss force you back into the workplace?

Date Published: 11/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

If you haven’t had the conversation already, it could be coming soon. Whether you welcome the request or not, your employer may ask for you to return to the physical workplace. But what if you don’t want to go back?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/11/can-your-boss-force-you-back-into-the-workplace/

Qantas workers win as Federal Court rules sacking of 2,000 jobs illegal for second time

Date Published: 05/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

Qantas refused to listen the first time when the Federal Court ruled that it sacked 2,000 workers illegally. Qantas workers have welcomed the news of the airline’s second defeat after it tried to overturn the initial ruling. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/05/qantas-workers-win-as-federal-court-rules-sacking-of-2000-jobs-illegal-for-second-time/

You’re not a clone on Star Wars Day

Date Published: 04/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

What better way to kick off May the 4th – commonly known as Star Wars Day – with workers striking back against malignant forces.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/04/youre-not-a-clone-on-star-wars-day/

Scott Morrison says he can’t do anything about wages, but here’s eight things he could do right now

Date Published: 04/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it’s not his job to take action on wages, but he has the power to act and ensure workers can get wage rises and enjoy a decent standard of living. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/04/scott-morrison-says-he-cant-do-anything-about-wages-but-heres-eight-things-he-could-do-right-now/

Do you know your rights as a casual?

Date Published: 03/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

the recent public holidays, there’s no better time to brush up on your rights as a casual worker in Australia.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/03/do-you-know-your-rights-as-a-casual/

The average worker could have earned thousands more if it wasn’t for Morrison

Date Published: 02/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

For the first time this century, you will likely be heading to the polling booths with a real income lower than the last time you voted.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/02/the-average-worker-could-have-earned-thousands-more-if-it-wasnt-for-morrison/

Heartwarming tales of workers championing their communities

Date Published: 01/05/2022
Category: Workers rights

Collective action is at the core of what Australian Unions are built on. It’s both a principle we believe in and a strategy we employ. So to counteract the bad news stories and give you a break from the doomscrolling, here are some of the recent wins we’ve achieved through collective change. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/01/heartwarming-tales-of-workers-championing-their-communities/

Tribute to union legend Tom McDonald

Date Published: 29/04/2022
Category: Workers rights

Tom McDonald was a building union leader and industry reformer, superannuation pioneer, and union legend.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/29/tribute-to-union-legend-tom-mcdonald/

Stepping up our campaign to defend workers’ rights, protect job security and ensure decent wages

Date Published: 26/04/2022
Category: Workers rights

Australian Unions are stepping up its workplace campaign and launching TV ads in key marginal seats to warn voters that Scott Morrison has not come clean on plans to re-introduce legislation that will remove rights from workers, and put further downward pressure on wages. The ads will run on live and catch-up TV around the…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/26/stepping-up-our-campaign-to-defend-workers-rights-protect-job-security-and-ensure-decent-wages/