The international day of workers’ struggle, May 1, is going ahead in Sydney with a safe union-led car cavalcade, writes Jim McIlroy.
Unions have slammed the government’s handling of the crew still on board the Ruby Princess as inhumane, reports Jim McIlroy.
The federal government’s JobKeeper package will be a relief for about 6 million workers, but more than a million workers will be left to fend for themselves, writes Jim McIlroy.
More than 60 vehicles joined a car convoy on April 9 to demand the federal government give all workers a living wage as part of its COVID-19 stimulus package, report Rachel Evans and Jim McIlroy.
Maritime Union of Australia officials are angry that some container corporations are operating as if they were not part of the global pandemic and putting the lives of workers at risk, reports Jim McIlroy.
Who should pay for the more than $300 billion COVID-19 stimulus packages? Rather than shifting the cost on to workers and the poor, Jim McIlroy points to an alternative solution.
Two companies have used the COVID-19 pandemic to justify mass sackings of ferry workers, report Jim McIlroy and Rachel Evans.
Jim McIlroy reports unions are angry that Qantas has been handed a hefty bail-out while workers have been left on the scrap heap.
Bob McIlroy is a small farmer in the Bonang region of East Gippsland, Victoria, with 30 years' experience with the local Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA). He spoke to Green Left about the experience of the giant bushfires and what needs to be done.
Health professionals, community groups and the public have been arguing for some time that privatising public hospitals is a health disaster. A parliamentary inquiry has come to the same conclusion, writes Jim McIlroy.