Working life

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/

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/

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/

Job Hunting and Facebook: Approach with Caution

Date Published: 02/02/2018 Category: Opinion Working life

 Sanjeev asks:
I finished year 12 last year and I’m starting to look for a job.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2018/02/02/job-hunting-and-facebook-approach-with-caution/

Member Benefits Update November 2017

Date Published: 01/11/2017 Category: Member Benefits Workers rights Working life

In November’s installment we look at the findings of a recent survey by ME about requesting a pay rise, there’s a new general insurance deal for union members, we urge you to sign the petition in support of workers at Streets, there’s info on Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA’s upcoming Melbourne dinner plus there’s a $100 WISH gift card  to win!
 
 

Requesting a pay rise actually works but few ask

In a period of record low wage growth, one of the most successful strategies among workers to increase their incomes − asking for a pay rise – is also one of the least used, according to a new survey by industry super fund-owned bank, ME.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2017/11/01/member-benefits-update-november-2017/