Western Sydney University (WSU) and Western Sydney University College staff and supporters took strike action for job security, casuals’ rights, fair workloads, a decent pay rise and a healthy work-life balance. Kerry Smith reports.
The share of the money value workers produce with our labour — calculated as gross domestic product — was just 50% in the June quarter of last year. By contrast, the profit share of GDP has been steadily rising. Paul Oboohov reports.
A new ACTU report states poor pay, a lack of hours and employer responses to the pandemic are driving insecure work. Paul Oboohov reports.
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.
The federal government and employers are using the pandemic recession to further undermine job security and employment conditions. Graham Matthews argues that their “increased flexibility” is our growing insecurity.
New polls show that had an election been held in mid-August, Tony Abbott's federal Coalition would have suffered a 7.5% swing against it. The Prime Minister’s prevarication on marriage equality and the scandal over entitlements are fueling the dissent.