Workers & unions

John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.

Vigil for delivery riders

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.

Zebedee Parkes reports that community organisations and unions marched through Parramatta to protest the NSW government’s plan to move the heritage-listed Willow Grove building.

Two weeks on from the US Presidential election and Donald Trump is still trying to cling to power, writes Malik Miah.

The federal government’s war on unions continues with the Australian Federal Police raid on CFMEU offices and official's homes in Sydney. Jim McIlroy reports.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.

The NSW budget claims to be about job creation but entrenches cuts to public sector workers' pay while handing windfalls to private corporations, writes Jim McIlroy.

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network reports questions are being asked about a new trade deal Australia just signed that does not include commitments to labour rights or environmental protections.

Union protest

Jim McIlroy reports that nurses, teachers and other public sector workers protested the NSW Coalition government's effective wage cut imposed on COVID-19 frontline workers.

Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.

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