Commonwealth Bank wants staff to vote for more wage theft
The unrepentant wage thieves at the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) are set to push ahead with a vote on an enterprise agreement that will further erode the basic entitlements of staff.
Wage theft laws come into effect in Victoria
Last year, the Victorian parliament passed a law making wage theft a crime. On the 1st of July this year, that law came into effect.
Fair Work Ombudsman finds wage theft in hotel quarantine
In July this year, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Sandra Parker, launched an investigation into thirty-seven companies who ran security for hotel quarantine in Melbourne...
Morrison plan for workers 6.5 times those for bosses committing wage theft
Under Morrison’s latest attack on construction workers an individual worker would be subject to fines more than 6.5 times higher than those faced by an...
Restaurateur first to be criminally charged for wage theft
The Australian labour movement is on the precipice of a major win for workers’ rights in the form of a criminal case brought against a...
Socialism and capitalism: a tale of two approaches to enforcing environmental laws
It is no secret that in some societies, certain harmful activities go unpunished. For example, in the framework of a capitalist society, white-collar crimes are...
Wage raise a good start but not enough!
Last month, the Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage by 2.5 per cent – raising it to $20.33 an hour.
“THE INEQUALITY VIRUS”
“COVID-19 has been likened to an x-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built.”