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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...

Metro Train’s attempted coronavirus cover up backfires

Bosses at Flinders Street Station attempted to cover up news of a sub-contracted cleaner testing positive for coronavirus last week. Workers are angry that they weren’t told immediately that the cleaner attended Melbourne’s main...

United Workers Union plan a step in right direction

In late March, Tim Kennedy, the national secretary of the United Workers Union (UWU), released a document that has stirred up some positive discussion in the trade union movement. Titled ‘Workers’ plan to survive...

Jack Mundey, giant of the Australian labour movement

Jack Mundey – a giant of the Australian labour movement – has died at the age of 90. Mundey rose to prominence in the 1970s as a leader of the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF)....

Take Virgin out of private hands

Australia’s second major airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April. This came after the company stood down 8000 workers as demand for flights plummeted due to the COVID-19 crisis. While the COVID-19...

Union officials sell out Metro Trains workers

Metro Trains’ management got their way in April when their dodgy workplace agreement was voted up 51% to 49%. While the result is a blow to Melbourne rail workers, winding back a number of...

COVID-19: Behind the PPE shortage

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis workers in various essential services have gone beyond the call of duty to help the rest of us feel safe and secure, from supermarket staff to pharmacy workers to public...

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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