Working life

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/

Without wage increases, this budget is a failure

Date Published: 13/05/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The budget has failed as a plan to revive Australia’s social infrastructure and as a plan for economic recovery, writes Chloe Ward

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/13/this-budget-is-a-failure/

Will Minister Cash vote to protect workers’ mental health?

Date Published: 07/05/2021
Category: Health and safety Working life

Working Australians are counting on Minister Cash to better protect them from mental health hazards, writes Chloe Ward

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/07/vote-to-protect-workers-mental-health/

Stronger, balanced, and inclusive: a vision for the 2021 Budget

Date Published: 30/04/2021
Category: Economic recovery Working life

2021 Budget and beyond – Australian Unions has been planning an economic recovery that takes care of people, at all stages of life

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/30/stronger-balanced-and-inclusive-a-vision-for-the-2021-budget/

Making the case for a living wage

Date Published: 09/04/2021
Category: Minimum wage Opinion Working life

A real, meaningful increase to the minimum wage is not only the right thing to do, but makes plenty of sense, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/09/making-the-case-for-a-living-wage/

The end of JobKeeper…. and those left behind

Date Published: 02/04/2021
Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

This time last year, Australian Unions fought for, and won, JobKeeper. This week, the Morrison Government has taken it away, with no plans for a replacement, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/02/the-end-of-jobkeeper-and-those-left-behind/