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Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10. Franz Jantzen/Public Information Office Supreme Court of the U.S. via AP

What Gorsuch’s conservative Supreme Court means for workers

With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
Professor Allan Fels is calling for the Senate to reopen its inquiry into compensation for underpaid 7-Eleven workers. Dan Peled/AAP

Can 7-Eleven be trusted to clean up its own mess?

7-Eleven’s decision to take charge of the compensation process for underpaid workers highlights the problems with voluntary commitments and underlines the need for increased legal accountability.
Menstruation can cause unique health challenges, but does that mean we need special sick days? Clara Alim

Does gender equality suffer when women get menstrual leave?

A British company has just introduced menstrual leave for female employees. But such a policy risks creating a blanket expectation that all women are crippled by their periods.
Uber drivers gather outside Uber San Diego to protest against a 30% driver fee cut. Wayne S. Grazio/Flickr

Three things unions can learn from Uber drivers

Unions are in a self-described crisis. The well-known tale of union decline in Australia continues with the latest figures revealing less than 15% of workers are members of unions, with that dropping to…
The vast majority of women who report having experienced domestic violence are in the workforce. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Domestic violence leave gains support, but let’s do it right

Paid leave for victims of domestic violence is becoming the norm in Australia, but it needs to be part of a broader package of support measures.
Without the contributions of its army of volunteers – six million of them in all – Australia would be a profoundly different place. AAP/David Crosling

Ten things you should know about volunteering’s immeasurable value

It's National Volunteer Week, which celebrates the contributions of one in four Australians. Vounteering has 10 core features that should be considered to understand this integral part of our society.

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