jobseeker

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/

Opinion: Wrong way, go back, Scott Morrison

Date Published: 04/02/2021 Category: On The Job

It seems Scott Morrison can’t help himself.

As he races toward the economic cliff created by the impact of the COVD-19 pandemic he’s asked himself, “Shall we keep going”? Rather than slamming on the brakes and guiding Australia’s workers to safety, he’s determined to take us over the edge.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/04/opinion-wrong-way-go-back-scott-morrison/

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/

The Morrison Government’s 2020 budget is – *drumroll please*

Date Published: 14/10/2020 Category: Member Benefits

The Morrison Government’s 2020 budget is – *drumroll please*
…bad.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/10/14/the-morrison-governments-2020-budget-is-drumroll-please/

Why we’re talking more about money

Date Published: 03/08/2020 Category: Covid-19 Member Benefits

Aussies have shared some tough times during COVID-19 but the silver lining is that we’re talking more about money matters – and looking for ways to give our financial skills a lift.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/08/03/why-were-talking-more-about-money/

What comes after COVID-19?

Date Published: 23/07/2020 Category: Covid-19 Jobseeker Member Benefits

While the Morrison Government contemplates tax cuts for the wealthy and returning to a punitive approach to welfare payments, Australian unions have been thinking hard about what comes after the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/23/what-comes-after-covid-19/

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/