Working life

Facing the realities of insecure work

Date Published: 23/07/2021
Category: Working life

To support workers through the latest COVID crisis, the Government must first face up to the realities of the insure work, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/23/facing-the-realities-of-insecure-work/

Reactive economic policy is no safeguard in a public health crisis

Date Published: 16/07/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

Without a JobKeeper wage subsidy, lockdowns will keep exacerbating and further entrenching patterns of inequality, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/16/safeguard-in-a-public-health-crisis/

Protecting our healthcare system – why Medicare reforms need greater scrutiny

Date Published: 09/07/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Coalition’s track record on Medicare warrants greater scrutiny of new changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/09/why-medicare-reforms-need-greater-scrutiny/

Myanmar: union solidarity in the fight for democracy

Date Published: 02/07/2021
Category: Working life

Workers are at the forefront of the fight for democracy in Myanmar, but they need our help, writes Clare Middlemas

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/02/myanmar-union-solidarity-in-the-fight-for-democracy/

The kids are more than alright – meet the next gen of activists shaking things up

Date Published: 25/06/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

From group chats to TikTok, the next gen of activists are inventing new ways to fight for a better future for all, writes Tom Quinlivan.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/25/meet-the-next-gen-of-activists-shaking-things-up/

Banks set to profit as Morrison continues attack on retirement savings

Date Published: 18/06/2021
Category: Opinion Super Working life

Banks are set to profit as workers stand to lose thousands in retirement funds from Government changes to superannuation.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/18/banks-win-big-as-morrison-continues-attack-on-retirement-savings/

It’s big business before workers as the Morrison Government comes for your rights again

Date Published: 11/06/2021
Category: Working life

Workers’ rights are under threat again as employer groups push the Morrison Government to revive the IR Omnibus Bill, writes Chloe Ward

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/11/its-big-business-before-workers-as-the-morrison-government-comes-for-your-rights-again/

What we now know about Morrison’s failed vaccine rollout

Date Published: 04/06/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Morrison Government’s bungled vaccination rollout has put workers and vulnerable people at potentionally deadly risk, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/04/what-we-now-know-about-morrisons-failed-vaccine-rollout/

Why Australian made matters

Date Published: 28/05/2021
Category: Working life

Buying Australian made goods is good for jobs and the economy but working Australians can’t spend what they don’t have, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/28/why-australian-made-matters/

What workers need to reopen Australia’s borders

Date Published: 21/05/2021
Category: Covid-19 Working life

Vaccination is the precondition of opening our borders and supporting the workers whose jobs depend on international travel, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/21/what-workers-need-to-reopen-australias-borders/