Workers & unions

Australian workers do more overtime than almost any other OECD nation, a new survey for Unions NSW has found. Jim McIlroy reports that on average they forfeit $21,500 a year.

protest in the streets of Buenos Aires

Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved far-right President Javier Milei’s Omnibus Bill — a suite of neoliberal reforms geared towards big business interests — on June 12, marking his first successfully implemented laws since he took office in December, reports Ben Radford.

Woolworths workers are campaigning against a proposed enterprise agreement that would cut real wages and reduce rights for many. Isaac Nellist reports.

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation voted to reject Victorian Labor’s latest enterprise bargaining offer despite the union and government reaching an in-principal deal. A Victorian nurse reports.

The Australian National University has expelled a student for their pro-Palestine comments on ABC Radio. Kerry Smith reports.

The Fair Work Commission seemed to understand that awarding the lowest-paid quarter of the workforce an extra $33.11 a week would do little to ease the cost-of-living crisis. Jim Mcllroy and Pip Hinman report.

Ecosocialism 2024

The theme of Ecosocialism 2024 is “Climate action not war” for good reason. It takes place shortly after scientists warn of catastrophic global heating and it takes place amid new global arms race. Sam Wainwright urges you to book your ticket.

The University of Sydney is undertaking an investigation on its sociology Professor Sujatha Fernandes for alleged breach of the code of conduct. Valerie Chidiac and Ariana Haghighi report.

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.

Public sector workers are receiving pushback from an open letter calling on federal Labor to disclose and cease all military exports to Israel. Kerry Smith reports.

Most people are not buying the Labor government’s promise to address the severe cost-of-living crisis and they don’t think the Coalition would either. Peter Boyle reports.

unionists with signs

There were early signs of a victory for unionisation at Mercedes-Benz's Alabama factory in the United States, when more than two-thirds of the workers signed cards supporting a ballot for unionisation. But in a setback for the United Auto Workers' drive, the vote went against the union by 56% to 44%. Malik Miah looks at the reasons why.