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Frontline workers aren’t getting their vaccinations – what isn’t the Government telling us?

Date Published: 16/04/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Opinion

For a Prime Minister who’s big on announcements, Scott Morrison has been strangely quiet about the vaccine rollout amongst care workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/16/frontline-workers-arent-getting-their-vaccinations-what-isnt-the-government-telling-us/

Safe Work 4 Women: enough talk – it’s time for action

Date Published: 14/04/2021 Category: Health and safety Workers rights

Australian Unions has joined together with a diverse group of organisations representing women’s rights to demand the Morrison Government deliver real safety at work for women.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/14/safe-work-4-women/

Making the case for a living wage

Date Published: 09/04/2021 Category: Minimum wage Opinion Working life

A real, meaningful increase to the minimum wage is not only the right thing to do, but makes plenty of sense, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/09/making-the-case-for-a-living-wage/

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/

Break it down for me: superannuation

Date Published: 30/03/2021 Category: Break It Down For Me Super

Superannuation can be hard to get your head around. We get it. That’s why we’re breaking it down, with everything you need to know in one handy guide.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/30/break-it-down-for-me-superannuation/

As the floods recede, workers are being sold down the river

Date Published: 26/03/2021 Category: Opinion Workers rights Working life

This week’s floods in New South Wales are a warning of things to come—and of what we must do to support workers through the challenges of climate change, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/26/as-the-floods-recede-workers-are-being-sold-down-the-river/

Break it down for me: changes to the minimum wage

Date Published: 26/03/2021 Category: Break It Down For Me

Pay rises don’t just happen. Somebody has to ask for them.
This week, Australian Unions are doing just that. We’re making our case to the annual wage review for a rise in the minimum wage. Let’s break down what the annual wage review is and what it could mean for you.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/26/break-it-down-for-me-changes-to-the-minimum-wage/

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/

A win for workers—and another betrayal by the Morrison Government

The Morrison Government’s IR Bill passed the Senate yesterday, stripped of all but one of its major provisions. This was a win for unions, workers, and the community who campaigned against the changes, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/19/a-win-for-workers-and-another-betrayal-by-the-morrison-government/

Update: Government entrenches job insecurity with workplace law “Omnibus Bill”

Date Published: 18/03/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Workers rights

Working people in unions have successfully stopped many of the worst aspects of the Morrison Government’s anti-worker “Omnibus Bill” from becoming law.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/18/gutless-government-punishes-casual-workers-after-humiliating-defeat/