Jobs

Jobseeker Cuts Leave Millions in Poverty

Fearing the economic and political repercussions of an unemployment spike, the Morrison government was forced to increase the Newstart unemployment allowance by $550 per fortnight earlier this year. But despite widespread economic devastation Morrison’s...

Jobs crisis: Government schemes fail

Official unemployment numbers reached an 18 year high in June as Australia entered its first recession in nearly 30 years. Despite the Morrison government trying to brush this off with rhetoric of a “business...

COVID-19: Tertiary jobs under threat

Many thousands of university workers are feeling the first shockwaves of the COVID-19 crisis, with many already unemployed or with their jobs under threat. Education jobs should be considered essential in a modern...

COVID-19 crisis: What Socialist Action fights for

Healthcare for all -An end to all funding cuts, closures and privatisations in healthcare. -For huge investment into pubic healthcare to significantly increase capacity and prepare for future shocks. -For mass COVID-19 public testing, and an...

‘Your services are no longer required’

Working in the travel industry, while stressful at times, was incredibly rewarding. I had many opportunities to travel and meet people from all over the world. I worked in the industry for 15 years,...

We need a better way to create jobs

In March, tens of thousands of people lined up at Centrelink offices across Australia. Lines stretched around blocks looking eerily similar to scenes from the 1930s Great Depression. After weeks of mass sackings due...

Big business plans COVID-19 ‘exit strategy’

The COVID-19 crisis has shown clearly that we live in a system that puts profit ahead of peoples’ lives and health. Workers have been forced to work without proper personal protective equipment and physical...

Could we have a shorter work week?

Microsoft recently granted its workers in Japan five Friday’s off in a row, resulting in a 40% productivity jump. Similar recent experiments have resulted in healthier, happier more efficient workers. Around the world the idea...

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