Working life

What can you do about wage theft

Date Published: 11/05/2022
Category: Working life

There are various courses of action you can take if you are experiencing wage theft. The best way to start is to contact your union and use their wage theft recovery services. In fact, in nearly every case of wage theft discovery, investigation and recovery, unions are behind it.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/11/what-can-you-do-about-wage-theft/

Five ways union membership can advance your career

Date Published: 10/05/2022
Category: Working life

Many union members – at all different stages of their careers – are looking for pragmatic and professional reasons to join. So let’s look at five pragmatic reasons to join your union if you’re looking to advance your career. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/10/five-ways-union-membership-can-advance-your-career/

What you need to know about insecure work

Date Published: 29/04/2022
Category: Working life

With the Federal Election fast approaching, Scott Morrison’s government is still missing in action in addressing the insecure work crisis.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/29/what-you-need-to-know-about-insecure-work/

Reduced poverty and free childcare are possible, but Morrison refuses to act

Date Published: 29/03/2022
Category: Working life

Remember that brief period in 2020 when early childhood education and childcare centres were made free for working parents? That scheme lasted three months before it was taken away again.

So what happened?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/29/reduced-poverty-and-free-childcare-are-possible-but-morrison-refuses-to-act/

“Living on the street” – workers share stories of wage stagnation and rising costs of living

Date Published: 09/03/2022
Category: Working life

Years and years of government economic mismanagement have stacked up.

Insecure work, insufficient disability support, and stagnating wages have left workers with little hope of keeping up with daily prices.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/09/living-on-the-street-workers-share-stories-of-wage-stagnation-and-rising-costs-of-living/

Mixed feelings about returning to the office? Here’s what you can do

Date Published: 04/03/2022
Category: Working life

We’re heading into a new era of work so if you’re feeling unsure about how to navigate a post-pandemic work environment, you’re not the only one.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/04/mixed-feelings-about-returning-to-the-office-heres-what-you-can-do/

For the Workers campaign launches union membership to infinity and beyond

Date Published: 21/02/2022
Category: Working life

To continue to make work and life better for everyone, we need our movement to keep growing.

Make sure you are a part of that growth. Joining your union is the best decision anyone can make in their working life. Union members have higher wages, more secure jobs and safer workplaces.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/02/21/for-the-workers-campaign-launches-union-membership-to-infinity-and-beyond/

Sexual harassment and gendered violence is endemic, but cultural change is possible

Date Published: 26/11/2021
Category: Working life Working women

This week marked the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, writes Lauren Piko.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/26/sexual-harassment-and-gendered-violence-is-endemic/

As indirect employment rises, working conditions are eroded

Date Published: 19/11/2021
Category: Working life

The erosion of secure working conditions in Australia and around the world takes many forms, not all of which receive equal levels of attention or recognition, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/19/as-indirect-employment-rises-working-conditions-are-eroded/

The struggle for better conditions is shaped by how we remember it

Date Published: 12/11/2021
Category: Working life

This week marked the 114th anniversary of the Sunshine Harvester Judgement, widely recognised as a landmark case in Australian industrial history. While this judgement is sometimes simply described as a victory for workers’ rights, the importance of this case, and its relevance today, becomes clearer when it is remembered as an important moment in a…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/12/the-struggle-for-better-conditions-is-shaped-by-how-we-remember-it/