A suite of protections for gig workers will be contained in legislation to be introduced into parliament next week, and will also include measures on rights for casual workers and stopping wage theft
If an organisation mandates their workers return to the workplace – whether exclusively or in part – it needs to provide clear guidelines.
Striking International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada workers march to a rally as gantry cranes used to load and unload cargo containers from ships sit idle at port, in Vancouver, on July 6, 2023.
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We need a new agreement between employers and employees in the B.C. ports that will allow both sides to enjoy the benefits of new workplace technologies.
In this podcast, our guest is Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He joins us to give a business take on the economy and relations with the Albanese Government
There is effectively a class of Australian workers who don’t get holiday and sick pay, no matter how long or regularly they work, simply because their employer deemed them “casual” when they began.
Working for a Machiavellian boss is infuriating, and bad for your mental health. By understanding what drives this personality, you can limit the fallout.
Adjusted for inflation, Australians are being paid less than they were in 2020. These 4 charts show what’s changed in how we work – and the growing gap between your pay and what you can afford to buy.
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Business groups say the Same Job, Same Pay Bill will force employers to pay inexperienced workers the same experienced ones. In fact, it relates to labour-hire firms.
Since the pandemic Australian workers’ share of national income and purchasing power has fallen at an unprecedented rate. New policies are needed.
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Though times are very different now, there’s a strong case for the Albanese government to resurrect the Accord process of the Hawke-Keating era.
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The centre will importantly function as a point of contact and referral for arts workers who have nowhere else to go for support.
Australia’s protection, even celebration, of ‘free riders’ in industrial relations is driving union membership down to US levels.
NHS workers would be subject to tough new strike laws being proposed by prime minister Rishi Sunak.
The strikes (minimum service levels) bill making its way through parliament potentially means employers can block named workers from taking industrial action.
Federal Labor made an election promise to criminalise wage theft. But there are better reforms more urgently needed.
The Albanese government’s pay secrecy ban is meant reduce gender-based pay differences. It could help others too.
Despite the controversy over multi-employer bargaining, higher wages are likely to come from other provisions in the Albanese government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill.
Independent Senator David Pocock will vote for the government’s industrial relations bill.
For more than a decade, employers have strung out negotiations or let agreements expire. Known as “zombie agreements”, those deals mean too many Australians are living with wages frozen in the past.
A new survey of Australian authors finds that while author incomes have (very slightly) grown, they remain perilously low – which makes it hard to find time to write.
After intense negotiations, Senate independent David Pocock negotiates for the establishment of a committee to boost economic inclusion in return for his support of the government’s IR legislation.
In this podcast Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass the final sitting weeks of parliament, the Victorian election and the report into Scott Morrison's appointment to multiple ministries.