employment

The Guardian • employment

Issue #1965

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.

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Issue #2018

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,...

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Issue #2018

DINGO

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...

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Issue #1949

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.

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Issue #1968

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.

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Issue #1997

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...

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Issue #1951

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.

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Issue #1948

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.

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Issue #2013

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...

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Issue #1960

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).

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Issue #1997

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...

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