Wages

women workers at a help desk, marching at May Day

Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Danaletchumi (Dana) Langaswaran, a Malaysian socialist and labour rights activist, about her experiences in organising contract workers and running a nationwide workers' helpline.

More than 5000 unionists, largely construction workers, marched through the CBD on May 1 to mark May Day, the international day of workers’ struggle. Jim McIlroy reports.

First, we were to blame — spending too much on avocado on toast. Now, blame has been shifted to boomers. Isaac Nellist looks at what's driving the cost of living and housing crises.

Philip Lowe said he is proud of the RBA’s unpopular role in forcing working people to bear the burden of “fighting inflation”. But don’t count on interest rates stopping rising inflation; unemployment is going up, too. Peter Boyle reports.

Rank-and-file teachers have launched a ticket to contest the NSW Teachers Federation elections which runs until September 20. Sean Valenzuela and Rachel Evans report.

Ten million workers are struggling but Australia’s national net wealth, if redistributed, could end the crushing poverty which directly accounts for at least 10% of the suicide toll. Gerry Georgatos reports.

Workers need a fairer, democratically accountable, transparent and responsive alternative to the Reserve Bank of Australia, argues Graham Matthews.

Hundreds of Health Services Union members at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital walked off the job in support of their claim for a fair pay rise. Jim McIlroy reports.

National Tertiary Education Union members, students, families and community members joined a protest in the Wadawurrung/Ballarat CBD over an impasse in wages negotiations at Federation University. Jeremy Smith reports.

income shares of GDP Australia 1975-2022

The big lie at the heart of every budget it that it is a plan to manage the economy for the collective good of the nation, write Peter Boyle and Paul Oboohov.

NTEU members struck and rallied at James Cook Universities’ two larger campuses in Townsville and Cairns, joining the union’s nationwide campaign. Jonathan Strauss reports.

Nurses' picket line cr Terry Conway

Ahead of a significant day of industrial action across Britain, Terry Conway discusses the significance of the strikewave and what it will take to force the government’s hand.