Workers & unions

The Federal Court has ruled that Qantas unfairly sacked and outsourced thousands of baggage handlers, ramp workers and cabin cleaners late last year, using the pandemic as the excuse. Jim McIlroy reports.

A car-convoy protest of about 50 unionists, activists and community members protested in a safe way about the inadequate level of JobKeeper and the federal government’s disaster payment. Isaac Nellist reports.

Two hundred frontline workers at Westmead Hospital had to take industrial action before management agreed to supply them with personal protective equipment. Jim McIlroy reports. 

The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.

As the breakout of the Delta variant continues to grip Sydney, Sam Wainwright argues that it is obvious that the corporate-profits-first logic is incapable of dealing with the challenge efficiently or fairly.

Isaac Nellist reports that workers who took on a bookshop that trades on its 'progressive ideals' but did not want to improve conditions, have forced management to concede.

The significant numbers at the July 24 anti-lockdown protests are a symptom of the failure of federal and state governments to put the health and safety of communities before corporate profits, argues Rachel Evans.

The federal government has failed on vaccines, quarantine and adequate or timely income support. Alex Bainbridge and Sarah Hathway argue that for a lockdown to work, it is imperative workers have income support and stable housing.

Defenders of the historic Willow Grove are disappointed with the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to give the go-ahead to its destruction. But Susan Price reports they are determined to fight on.

The Transport Workers Union is pushing for strike action after talks broke down with Toll, which wants to impose a new workplace agreement that slashes conditions. Jim McIlroy reports.

In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations into anticipating the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

Support for casual retail workers at a popular bookshop in the Inner West, who are campaigning for a workplace agreement, is growing. Isaac Nellist reports.

Workers at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Marrickville who have been stood down without pay during the lockdown are organising for their rights. Isaac Nellist reports.

Activists continue to organise against the cashless debit card, which is being rolled out in lower socio-economic communities. Bernadette Smith reports.

Hundreds showed solidarity with workers taking protected industrial action to support their colleagues who were replaced with labour hire by Svitzer. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Members Coalition team in the NSW Public Service Association has won more leadership positions on the union’s federal body, the Community Public Sector Union, reports Kerry Smith.

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