podcast

Amazon on the attack as workers unite to expose the human cost of bargain shopping

Date Published: 08/04/2021 Category: On The Job

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, is not phased by much, but when workers at one of its biggest warehouses in the United States started to organise to join a union, the tech shopping monster lost the plot. US-based journalist Jessa Crispin joins On the Job this week to discuss the campaign by Amazon workers and the company’s attempts to silence critics.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/08/amazon-on-the-attack-as-workers-unite-to-expose-the-human-cost-of-bargain-shopping/

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/

Morrison Government green lights wage theft

Date Published: 25/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Continued wage theft has been waved through by the Morrison Government after it scrapped its own legislation to deal with the issue last week.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/25/morrison-government-green-lights-wage-theft/

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/

Sexual harassment in the workplace – “it’s time for men to stand up”

Date Published: 17/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Journalist and media advocate Karen Percy says when it comes to dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, “it’s time for men to stand up”.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/17/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-its-time-for-men-to-stand-up/

Closing the gender pay gap – there’s an app for that

Date Published: 05/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Like most women, speaker and journalist Meggie Palmer felt frustrated when confronted with gender pay gap data. But within the disheartening stats, she also saw possibility.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/05/closing-the-gender-pay-gap-theres-an-app-for-that/

It’s time to disrupt the normalisation of sexual harassment in the workplace

Date Published: 25/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Hospo Voice activist Grace Dowling has a clear message when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, “Just because it’s everywhere, just because it’s common, just because it’s rife, doesn’t mean it’s fine.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/25/its-time-to-disrupt-the-normalisation-of-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace/

Sexual harassment in the workplace a structural problem

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

Writer and academic Professor Catherine Lumby says shifting workplace cultures of sexual harassment is “a very, very long historical process.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/24/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-a-structural-problem/

Working from home and workplace law – what you need to know

Date Published: 16/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Patrick Turner joined On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg this week to discuss some of the legal questions around working from home.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/16/working-from-home-and-workplace-law-what-you-need-to-know/

Meet an Aussie entrepreneur investing in the clean energy economy

Date Published: 10/02/2021 Category: On The Job

After spending time abroad working on solar energy projects in early 2000s, Lucinana Giangiordano decided to return to Australia to set up his own solar company, but it wasn’t the simple transition he had hoped for.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/10/meet-an-aussie-entrepreneur-investing-in-the-clean-energy-economy/