Young people, who have only ever had insecure casual jobs, face a very precarious future, writes James Swift.
Workers & unions
The second round of the French local elections was bad news for President Emanuel Macron and his austerity agenda, writes John Mullen.
The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has placed Green Ban as part of the campaign to stop the sell-off of the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, reports Jim McIlroy.
Unions representing staff at the ABC have condemned the federal government’s funding cut to the national broadcaster, writes Jim McIlroy.
Making employees feel insecure and in permanent competition for continuing work is one well-worn pathway for ensuring workplaces are compliant, wages stay low and conditions are minimal, writes Pip Hinman.
Fridges in Mexico are empty of beer because production has ceased in this industry deemed non-essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson. However, United States-owned Constellation Brands is defying local orders and continues to produce for export to US consumers.
Penalising welfare recipients is standard operating procedure for the federal government and despite the “robodebt” scandal, this practice is set to continue, writes Pip Hinman.
The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union is warning that changes to Australia Post threaten 2000 permanent jobs — a quarter of the workforce, reports Jim McIlroy.
University of Melbourne staff voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed change to their enterprise agreement, writes Susan Price.
PM Scott Morrison wants unions and employers “to put down their weapons”, claiming this is the way jobs will be created. However, history shows otherwise, writes Mary Merkenich.