Jonathan Strauss argues that organisation and unity will assist the struggle to create a different life to corporate Australia’s version of the “new normal”.
Young people, who have only ever had insecure casual jobs, face a very precarious future, writes James Swift.
PM Scott Morrison wants unions and employers “to put down their weapons”, claiming this is the way jobs will be created. However, history shows otherwise, writes Mary Merkenich.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of McDonald’s bid to waive overtime rates and set shifts for part-timers under the fast food award, reports Jim McIlroy and Pip Hinman.
A protest against McDonald's efforts to undermine the award of already underpaid workers was organised in Sydney, reports Jim McIlroy.
Labor’s immigration spokesperson Kristina Keneally wants a post COVID-19 migration policy that privileges skilled workers. Pip Hinman argues that this calculated intervention is both racist and dangerous.
While the JobKeeker allowance is significant, the package has a number of major weaknesses, writes Lisbeth Latham.
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.
The Coalition’s union-busting Ensuring Integrity Bill failed to pass after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson changed her position. But Sam Wainwright writes that it reveals a serious strategic and political weakness in the union movement.
Australian Council of Trade Union’s president Michele O’Neil told an October 2 forum that the Coalition government’s attacks on refugees is a distraction from its failure to act on low wages, insecure work and climate change.