wages

The Guardian • wages

Issue #1971

How Harvey Norman buys the press

Open a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, or almost any other Nine-Fairfax newspaper, and you will see pages of advertisements for furniture retailer Harvey Norman.

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Issue #1999

UWU welcomes Vic govt sick pay guarantee

This morning’s launch of the Sick Pay Guarantee scheme in Victoria has been warmly welcomed by the United Workers’ Union (UWU). The scheme which guarantees...

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Issue #2003

Amazon Labor Union bolsters against Bezos backlash

US Amazon workers and union organisers are hard at work on and off the clock fighting back against the multi-billion-dollar transnational corporation. Earlier this April,...

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Issue #2005

New initiatives to address national care crisis a massive win for women workers

The union for aged care workers, early childhood educators and disability support workers has welcomed today’s announcement that an Albanese Labor government would deliver ground-breaking...

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Issue #2000

Sick Pay Guarantee a step in the right direction

The Victorian government has recently launched a Sick Pay Guarantee pilot program for casual workers. Under the scheme, casuals and contract workers in certain industries...

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Issue #1978

From the Accord to the IR Omnibus Bill

Over the past forty years, since the implementation of the Accord agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), wages and salaries have not progressed.

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Issue #1982

Nurses and midwives deserve better working conditions

Two weeks ago, a petition with over 50,000 signatures called for Australia’s nurses and midwives to receive a COVID disaster payment for their work during...

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Issue #2001

Wages going backwards

Back in 2019, the then-federal finance minister Mathias Cormann admitted that low wage growth was part of the government’s economic architecture. Combined with their ideological...

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Issue #1990

Public Sector Alliance action

Earlier this year, six unions – CPSU/CSA, SSTUWA, UWU, RTBU, and HSU – allied to form the Public Sector Alliance (PSA).

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Issue #1999

TWU wins enforceable rates for couriers & Amazon flex drivers in landmark decision

The Transport Workers’ Union has won a landmark determination that means couriers will receive significant improvements to their enforceable rates of pay – including world-first...

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Issue #2010

Striking aged care workers take on Southern Cross Care SA

Striking aged care workers are taking their fight direct to Southern Cross Care headquarters in inner suburban Adelaide today, the latest in a series of...

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Issue #1977

The fight continues

Fifty-five years ago, on 23rd August, 1966, about 200 stockmen and their families walked off the Wave Hill cattle station, owned by British Lord Vestey, in protest at the appalling wages and conditions they were forced to endure.

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Issue #1983

Fremantle council workers win

The recent attention to trade union activity is unsurprising; victories of the unions bring admiration for workers but worry the capitalist elites.

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Issue #1988

Unionists protest as Better Read Than Dead management renege on deal

Workers at Better Read Than Dead have recommenced industrial action after management reneged on an in principle deal reached in July this year.

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Issue #2003

May Day 2022: WORKERS DEMAND CHANGE!

Australian and international workers’ struggle is taking the demand for change to the ruling class who always put the weight of any crisis back onto...

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Editorial Issue #1991

Year in review

2021 has been a year that has intensified the elements of the class struggle we have been experiencing since the pandemic arrived in Australia in 2020.

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Issue #1995

Pay rises, job security, and a fair outcome for wharfies secured at Patrick Terminals

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is pleased to advise that at the 11th hour, an in-principle agreement with Patrick Terminals’ management has been struck...

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Issue #1996

Unions join to give voice on job casualisation and COVID-19

It was great to see so many people joining together to listen and give voice to the major problems of casualisation and the pandemic that...

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Issue #2007

Back the call for a 5.5 per cent wage increase

Earlier this month, amid predictable outcry from the Coalition, Anthony Albanese voiced his support for a 5.1 per cent increase in wages, to keep pace...

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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 #1970

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.

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Issue #2001

Aged care workers yet to receive their bonus payment

A survey of 1000 aged care workers conducted by the United Workers’ Union (UWU) has revealed that ninety-seven per cent of aged care workers are...

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Issue #2003

CPA members support workers robbed by Probuild and Frasers Property

Members of the Communist Party of Australia in Sydney attended a multi-day picket held by CFMEU workers demanding the wages they’re owed by Probuild and...

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Issue #1997

Why the WA newspapers fight matters to all of us

In our democracy, we value the principle of one person, one vote. We would be outraged if the richer you are the more votes you...

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Issue #1977

Truckies in fight of their lives

Seven thousand Toll drivers are in a battle to save their jobs and working conditions.

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Issue #1995

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...

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Editorial Issue #1958

JobKeeper used to profit the corporations, not help people

The purpose of JobKeeper should have been to help keep the working class employed during a once-in-a-century pandemic that devastated the global economy. However ...

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Issue #2010

DINGO

On 3rd June 1992 the High Court of Australia recognised that a group of Torres Strait Islanders, led by Eddie Mabo, held ownership of Mer...

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Issue #1987

A win for farmworkers as FWC rules on minimum wage

Workers and union organisers with the United Workers Union (UWU) and the Australian Workers Union (AWU) are celebrating a massive win ...

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Issue #2003

May Day – Demand real change

Without strong, militant unions workers are powerless. The trade union movement has been targeted by successive governments to the point where industrial action is outlawed...

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Issue #2001

Budget alternative: For peace and genuine security

As the cost of living soars the number of working poor is on the rise and more and more families are turning to charities for...

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Issue #2012

Workers win historic wage increase in Annual Wage Review

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has struck a strong middle ground with a 5.2 per cent wage hike announced on 15th June. The minimum wage...

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Issue #1963

Demand secure well-paid jobs & full employment

Workers need a substantial wage rise now to meet day-to-day necessities.

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Issue #2010

Public sector workers walk off on Perrottet “proposal”

Tens of thousands of public servants walked off the job in a strike defying the Premier’s inaction, posturing, and insulting behaviour. The Public Service Association...

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2006

VOTE THEM OUT

The Coalition Morrison government has got to go. On Saturday 21st May vote them out! The Communist Party of Australia rejects the undemocratic electoral system...

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Issue #1968

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.

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Issue #2004

Boot the Coalition out!

The Coalition government has comprehensive plans to destroy militant trade unions and give employers arbitrary powers and unfettered rights over workers in the workplace. The...

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Issue #2010

Energy prices explode: capitalism in crisis

Consumers face soaring energy costs as Australia’s gas and thermal coal exporters rake in windfall profits. The incoming Labor government has inherited the legacy of...

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