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.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
Unions want Labor to change the law to stop bosses from misusing labour hire clauses to reduce pay rates, and have launched a campaign to get it done. Jim McIlroy reports.
Blaming wages for inflation is cover for the capitalists’ attempts to make working people shoulder the cost of their system’s chronic periodic economic crises, argues Peter Boyle.
Building industry unions and health groups are calling a total ban on the construction industry using engineered stone bench tops which contain silica. Jim McIlroy reports.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions and the NSW Teachers' Federation are concerned about the rise in militarism linked with the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal. Pip Hinman reports.
Federal Labor has been spruiking its new industrial relations laws as being the vehicle to miraculously improve wages. Josh Cullinan argues why that is not the case.
For those of us forced to live with it, Labor’s first budget since 2013 is both a missed opportunity and a threat of worse things to come, argues Graham Matthews.
The media’s attention is largely focused on personal data and privacy, but we need to examine what data is being collected, how it is being used and better systems to protect personal data, argues Vivien Miley.
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.
As the CBA announces billions in after-tax profits, workers are denied wage rises to keep up with inflation and many will be squeezed by interest rate hikes. Peter Boyle argues that the bank should be taken back into public ownership and run as a not-for-profit service.
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.
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