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Teachers are going above and beyond and paying the price

Date Published: 27/07/2021
Category: On The Job

Teachers are paying a high price their committment to their jobs as unsustainable workloads overwhelm the profession, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/27/teachers-paying-the-price/

Facing the realities of insecure work

Date Published: 23/07/2021
Category: Working life

To support workers through the latest COVID crisis, the Government must first face up to the realities of the insure work, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/23/facing-the-realities-of-insecure-work/

Australian farms’ dirty secrets exposed

Date Published: 22/07/2021
Category: On The Job

Australian farm’s dirty secrets about worker exploitation currently being challenged in the Fair Work Commission, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/22/australian-farms-dirty-secrets-exposed/

The war against COVID is also a fight for equality

Date Published: 16/07/2021
Category: On The Job

The inequalities that existed before COVID-19 are widening as workers in insecure jobs suffer the worst of the pandemic, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/16/the-war-against-covid-is-also-a-fight-for-equality/

Reactive economic policy is no safeguard in a public health crisis

Date Published: 16/07/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

Without a JobKeeper wage subsidy, lockdowns will keep exacerbating and further entrenching patterns of inequality, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/16/safeguard-in-a-public-health-crisis/

There’ll be no economic recovery without a wages recovery

Date Published: 14/07/2021
Category: Opinion

It’s time to face the truth. Our wages problem is because of the weak bargaining power of workers, writes ACTU Secretary Sally McManus

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/14/no-economic-recovery-without-a-wages-recovery/

Work won’t love you back

Date Published: 14/07/2021
Category: On The Job

American journalist and author Sarah Jaffe spoke with On the Job about how ‘doing what you love’ can be a recipe for worker exploitation.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/14/work-wont-love-you-back/

Casualisation of Australian universities must end

Date Published: 12/07/2021
Category: On The Job

Being employed at an Australian university has become a poverty trap for thousands of workers across the country, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/12/australian-universities-casualisation-must-end/

Protecting our healthcare system – why Medicare reforms need greater scrutiny

Date Published: 09/07/2021
Category: Opinion Working life

The Coalition’s track record on Medicare warrants greater scrutiny of new changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/09/why-medicare-reforms-need-greater-scrutiny/

Restoring union rights is the way to stop wage theft

Date Published: 05/07/2021
Category: On The Job

While new anti-wage theft legistlation is welcomed, restoring union rights is what will stop it in its track, writes Francis Leach

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/05/restoring-union-rights-is-the-way-to-stop-wage-theft/