insecure work

UK Uber ruling a huge win for workers

Date Published: 24/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Is the jig finally up for the gig economy?
Last week’s landmark ruling in the British Supreme Court that Uber drivers in the UK were employees rather than sole contractors may have kicked a giant hole in the low pay, no responsibility business model that the tech giant and others like it have relied upon.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/24/uk-uber-ruling-a-huge-win-for-workers/

Scott Morrison’s workplace laws a heartbreaker for families

Date Published: 17/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Ange Roper is struggling to make ends meet.

She lost her gig, one built upon insecure working hours and no job security, and suddenly things looked very bleak.

It means making heartbreaking decisions about your kids that no parent wants to make.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/17/scott-morrisons-workplace-laws-a-heartbreaker-for-families/

Experts warn changes to job security will put public health at risk

Date Published: 16/02/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Job security

No access to paid sick leave and insecure working conditions are putting Australians at greater risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a submission by epidemiologists from ANU in response to the Morrison Government’s proposed IR Omnibus Bill.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/16/experts-warn-changes-to-job-security-will-put-public-health-at-risk/

Morrison’s dangerous IR bill takes aim at take-home pay and secure work

Date Published: 08/02/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Workers rights

Part-time workers stand to lose thousands in personal income, while others may be denied secure work altogether under proposed industrial relations changes, warns independent think tank, Per Capita.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/08/morrisons-dangerous-ir-bill-takes-aim-at-take-home-pay-and-secure-work/

Tanya Plibersek, stressful jobs, Christmas and Greg Jericho

Date Published: 30/11/2020 Category: On The Job

There’s a new book, very questionable conditions for food delivery drivers, Sally’s found some low-stress jobs and we chat to Greg Jericho about changing employment thanks to Covid-19.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/11/30/tanya-plibersek-stressful-jobs-christmas-and-greg/

Paid pandemic leave – what is it and why do we need it?

Date Published: 10/08/2020 Category: Covid-19 Opinion Workers rights

In what’s been an already devasting year, it’s fair to say Victorians have had an especially rough week.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/08/10/paid-pandemic-leave-what-is-it-and-why-do-we-need-it/

Securing jobs and wage growth: the key to economic recovery

Date Published: 02/07/2020 Category: Covid-19 Member Benefits Workers rights

Every Australian can win, if discussions between the government, business, and the union movement address weaknesses in workplace law that started long before the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/02/securing-jobs-and-wage-growth-the-key-to-economic-recovery/