Divided we beg, together we bargain: wage strikes in US and Australia
Across the Pacific there’s a peculiar phenomenon occurring. As the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, businesses are struggling to hire workers.
Compulsory training of Australians should be condition for migrant hires
The Australian Workers’ Union is calling for a compact between employers and unions that would allow the hiring of migrants to address the skills shortage,...
Ignoring workers: the government’s “recovery” is grim
The underemployed need more hours of work. Low and middle-income workers need a wage rise, job security, and affordable public housing.
On the back of a decade of campaigning by unions for ten days paid family and domestic violence leave, the Albanese Government has introduced legislation...
Menulog trial marks gig milestone
The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the commencement of Menulog’s employment trial as an important milestone toward achieving minimum rights and standards in the food delivery industry.
On the formation of the CPA Logistics and Manufacturing Branch
The Communist Party of Australia Logistics and Manufacturing Branch is proud to announce its formation. We are an industry-based branch of the Communist Party of...
A New Accord?
“Governments create the environment that enables business to prosper and create new jobs,” said Anthony Albanese in a speech to Queensland TAFE earlier this month.
Direct assault on wages and conditions
While the Coalition’s industrial relations omnibus bill looks very different to the Howard government’s notorious WorkChoices, in effect, it has the same aims.
“To give peace a chance, we need to give peace a budget”
On 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to step back from war preparations...
Multi-employer bargaining win under threat from ALP sell-out
The Albanese Labor government has committed to introducing multi-employer bargaining following a deal with the Business Council of Australia (BCA) at the Jobs and Skills...
DOBSEEKER: MORRISON’S ATTACK ON WORKERS
The Morrison government has created The Employer Reporting Line allowing “employers to report jobseekers for declining or voluntarily leaving a ‘suitable’ job, demonstrating ‘misconduct’ during a job interview, or failing to attend one, and submitting an ‘inappropriate’ job application” (SBS).
New mutual obligations loom over JobSeekers
Despite criticisms from social services advocates, the new employment service Workforce Australia will introduce a point-based system, which is already confusing and causing fear for...
High Court rulings on employment a double-edged sword
In early February this year, the High Court of Australia decided two cases that radically alter the way that courts and tribunals assess whether a...
Issue #2059 03-07-2023
Privatised, for-profit and punitive
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has officially launched a campaign to put an end to outsourced government employment services with the creation of...
Voice and action
The Closing the Gap strategy was set up in 2008, as part of Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Indigenous Australians. The fact that Closing the Gap...
A lesson in neglect and discrimination
Bans on alcohol sales in the Northern Territory were lifted on July 16, 2022. Almost six months later, the media is filled with alarmist stories...
Illawarra renewable energy zone to deliver long-term work
Maritime workers living and working in the Illawarra are excited by the opportunities and long-term industry development that will come from the declaration by the...
INTEREST RATE TIME BOMB
Two thirds of households face a hit as rising interest rates push up mortgage payments and drive up their rent. At the same time household...