Covid-19

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/

The war against COVID is also a fight for equality

Date Published: 16/07/2021
Category: On The Job

The inequalities that existed before COVID-19 are widening as workers in insecure jobs suffer the worst of the pandemic, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/16/the-war-against-covid-is-also-a-fight-for-equality/

Meet the workers paying the price for Morrison’s mess

Date Published: 08/07/2021
Category: On The Job

Workers in insecure work continue to pay the price for the Morrison Government’s vaccination mess, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/08/meet-the-workers-paying-the-price-for-morrisons-mess/

Liberal victory lap over as workers’ pay the price for lockdown

Date Published: 28/06/2021
Category: On The Job

Unions call for an immediate reinstatement of JobKeeper as workers pay the price for another lockdown, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/28/liberal-victory-lap-over-as-workers-pay-the-price-for-lockdown/

Scott Morrison’s insecure work economy won’t pay the rent

Date Published: 10/06/2021
Category: On The Job

Morrison must do more as a rent crisis emerges and the pandemic continues to wreck havoc on those without job security, writes Francis Leach.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/10/scott-morrisons-insecure-work-economy-wont-pay-the-rent/

Wearing PPE at work is part of the job

Date Published: 07/06/2021
Category: On The Job

According to a new decision by the Fair Work Commision, putting on PPE should be done on work time, not personal time, writes Francis Leach.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/07/wearing-ppe-at-work-is-part-of-the-job/

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/

COVID-19 and investment markets

Date Published: 05/05/2021
Category: Member Benefits

A year on from the start of the pandemic is a good time to reflect on what happened, and how investment markets reacted. As 2020 dawned Australia was coping with drought and fire. It sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, but it was just over a year ago that we all saw footage of beach…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/05/covid-19-and-investment-markets/

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/