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,...
ACTU pushes for radical reforms ahead of jobs summit
The federal government is holding a Jobs and Skills Summit in early September this year to address the “shared economic challenges” faced by Australians. The...
Young Workers’ Centre releases report into young migrant workers in the act
The Young Workers’ Centre, a Unions ACT initiative assisting young workers in Canberra, has released a report on the experiences of young migrant workers in the nation’s capital.
South Australia Inghams picket
CPA members in Adelaide attended the recent United Workers Union (UWU) picket against Inghams chicken. The workers at the Adelaide worksite are almost entirely migrant...
Migrant worker protections
Unions have welcomed the Albanese government’s announcement of new measures to protect migrant workers from exploitation. The government’s proposed package of measures includes new criminal...
Working future? – Cancel AUKUS
Last month the Labor government released its white paper on employment, Working Future (WF). Its stated objective is “sustained and inclusive full employment.” It has...