Covid-19

Frontline workers aren’t getting their vaccinations – what isn’t the Government telling us?

Date Published: 16/04/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Opinion

For a Prime Minister who’s big on announcements, Scott Morrison has been strangely quiet about the vaccine rollout amongst care workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/16/frontline-workers-arent-getting-their-vaccinations-what-isnt-the-government-telling-us/

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/

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/

Winding back JobSeeker will send an extra 190,000 Australians into poverty

Date Published: 18/12/2020 Category: Covid-19 Jobseeker Workers rights

Chief economist for the independent think tank The Australia Institute, Dr Richard Denniss, has labelled cuts to the JobSeeker payment “absolutely crazy”, warning it will see an extra 190,000 people living in poverty. Speaking with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg, the prominent economist and author explained, “From an economic point of view, putting…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/18/winding-back-jobseeker-will-send-an-extra-190000-australians-into-poverty/

A better normal after COVID-19

Date Published: 02/12/2020 Category: On The Job

Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP says Australians deserve a “better normal” for the sacrifices made during the pandemic including jobs “that are secure with decent pay and conditions”.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/02/a-better-normal-after-covid-19/

Secure jobs with decent pay and conditions key to “a better normal after COVID-19″

Date Published: 02/12/2020 Category: Covid-19 Workers rights

Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP says Australians deserve a “better normal” for the sacrifices made during the pandemic including jobs “that are secure with decent pay and conditions”.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/02/secure-jobs-with-decent-pay-and-conditions-key-to-a-better-normal-after-covid-19/

Tanya Plibersek MP, says investment in cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is a “no brainer”

Date Published: 30/11/2020 Category: Covid-19

Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon.Tanya Plibersek MP, says investment in cheaper, cleaner renewable energy is a “no brainer” as we begin our COVID-19 recovery.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/30/tanya-plibersek-mp-says-investment-in-cheaper-cleaner-renewable-energy-is-a-no-brainer/

Christmas is sorted with Union Health!

Date Published: 30/11/2020 Category: Member Benefits

If there has ever been a time where we needed the Spirit of Christmas – it’s the Summer of 2020.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/30/christmas-is-sorted-with-union-health/

Member Benefits Update November 2020

Date Published: 06/11/2020 Category: Member Benefits

Welcome to the November instalment of your Member Benefits Update, dear readers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/06/member-benefits-update-november-2020/

Great Australian Dream slipping away for the young?

Date Published: 05/11/2020 Category: Member Benefits

Gen Y and Gen Z are suffering heavily from the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research suggesting their key life milestones have been set back years – or possibly forever.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/05/great-australian-dream-slipping-away-for-the-young/