The Australian Council of Trade Unions has welcomed Labor’s plan to give casual workers the option of permanent work rights. Others say more needs to be done to resolve the “casual problem”. Jim McIlroy reports.
Thousands of childcare workers walked out across the country as part of their campaign for better pay and conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.
The union movement faces big challenges in ensuring that any changes to bargaining extends workplace rights and protections. Sarah Hathway reports.
At a mass meeting, the ACTU departed from previous election campaigns by urging unionists to vote for either Labor or the Greens. Zita Henderson reports.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is very critical of the government's “let it rip” approach. But, Sarah Hathway reports, many unionists want it to do more.
In a blow for workers’ rights, the High Court has overturned a ruling that some casual workers should be entitled to annual leave and sick pay, writes Isaac Nellist.
The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.
About 100 people protested outside Harvey Norman in Hobart to support the ACTU’s submission for a pay rise, reports Sam Wainwright.
The federal government's anti-worker omnibus bill, which failed to gain crossbench support on March 18, sought to hand businesses more power in the workplace. Michelle Sheehy talks to Green Left about the campaign against it.
Sarah Hathway reports on the new federal omnibus industrial relations amendment bill. Unsurprisingly, it includes measures that advantage businesses over workers.
The union-bosses-government working groups to discuss industrial relations reform have not delivered and the PM has signalled new IR laws before Christmas. Sarah Hathway argues union leaderships need to get prepared.
The deaths of five food delivery riders in just two months prompted unions organise a vigil outside the Sydney HQ of Uber Eats, reports Jim McIlroy.
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