covid recovery

The IMF gets it – so why doesn’t Scott Morrison?

Date Published: 07/04/2021 Category: On The Job

The IMF has released its latest Fiscal Monitor Report calling for continued and sustained government spending to stave off the catastrophic economic consequences for working people if government stimulus ends too quickly – but the Morrison government still doesn’t get it.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/07/the-imf-gets-it-so-why-doesnt-scott-morrison/

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/

Frightening times ahead with end of JobKeeper

Date Published: 01/04/2021 Category: On The Job

Financial journalist and commentator, Michael Pascoe, says the proposed withdrawal of Government stimulus over the next three years is going to be ‘genuinely scary’.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/01/frightening-times-ahead-with-end-of-jobkeeper/

Vaccination the only ethical way to move beyond the pandemic

Date Published: 23/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Assistant Secretary, Liam O’Brien, says vaccination is the “only ethical way that we move beyond the pandemic.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/23/vaccination-the-only-ethical-way-to-move-beyond-the-pandemic/

COVID-19 a year on: Our plan for a better Australia

Date Published: 18/03/2021 Category: On The Job

A year ago this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) made an announcement we never imagined would happen in our lifetime – the outbreak of a global pandemic.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/18/covid-19-a-year-on-our-plan-for-a-better-australia/

Risk far from over for the arts industry

Date Published: 12/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Performer and producer Maeve Marsden said it has been a tentative return for many in the arts industry post the pandemic shut down.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/12/risk-far-from-over-for-the-arts-industry/

Women hit hard by COVID recession

Date Published: 09/03/2021 Category: On The Job

The COVID-19 recession has been an economic calamity for millions of Australian women and its impact on their financial wellbeing could linger for decades to come according to a new report released by the Grattan Institute.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/09/women-hit-hard-by-covid-recession/