workers rights

Meet Gaby: a nurse’s concern

Date Published: 03/03/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Job security Workers rights

As a registered nurse for the past 10 years, Gaby Norman is used to taking care of others. And that’s why, with the Morrison Government proposing dangerous industrial relations legislation, she fears for what’s ahead.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/03/meet-gaby-a-nurses-concern/

Meet Llwyd: the labour hire roundabout

Date Published: 02/03/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Job security Workers rights

Llwyd is an electrician based in Brisbane, with nearly three decades’ worth of experience. But he’s trapped on what he calls “the labour hire roundabout”.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/02/meet-llwyd-the-labour-hire-roundabout/

Serving up abuse and exploitation – Australian horticulture’s dark secret

Date Published: 01/03/2021 Category: On The Job

Australian dinner plates are carrying an uncomfortable secret.

The abundance of high quality, relatively cheap fruit and vegetables that we are serving up at mealtimes comes at a much higher price to those whose job it is to harvest it.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/01/serving-up-abuse-and-exploitation-australian-horticultures-dark-secret/

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/

It may have changed, but Morrison’s IR bill is still a threat to workers

Date Published: 19/02/2021 Category: Opinion Working life

The Morrison Government’s backdown on one of the most dangerous parts of its industrial relations bill is a step in the right direction for workers—but this fight is far from over.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/19/it-may-have-changed-but-morrisons-ir-bill-is-still-a-threat-to-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/

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/

The Morrison Government’s industrial relations bill will hurt workers, and hurt the economy

Date Published: 05/02/2021 Category: Industrial Relations Opinion Workers rights Working life

With Federal Parliament back in session, the fight over the Morrison Government’s Industrial Relations Bill is heating up.

Australian Unions oppose the Coalition’s dangerous plans—because they’re bad for wages, bad for workers’ conditions, and bad for the economy.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/05/the-morrison-governments-industrial-relations-bill-will-hurt-workers-and-hurt-the-economy/

Big business and the Morrison Government want to cut your wages and your rights at work

Date Published: 03/02/2021 Category: Workers rights

The Morrison Government wants to rush through laws to cut your rights at work. These laws will hurt all workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/03/big-business-and-the-morrison-government-want-to-cut-your-wages-and-your-rights-at-work/

Opinion: Scott Morrison’s workplace laws will hurt workers who saved the economy

Date Published: 01/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Navigating the dangers of a global pandemic is not the only threat that Australian workers and their families have to deal with in 2021.

They are also faced with a threat to their job security and livelihoods posed by Scott Morrison’s proposed new workplace laws.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/01/opinion-scott-morrisons-workplace-laws-will-hurt-workers-who-saved-the-economy/