This news item from From SBS News (1 March 2019) highlights the plight of a group of workers who have contracted what is commonly called black lung and the mining companies have so far failed to take responsibility. They have launched to win compensation. All of Australia should know about this. Continue reading Mine dust victims call for coal levy
Resource companies in Australia are killing the Australian shipping industry and seafarers are fighting back.
Video by Kyle McGinn MLC
As the Australia movement resumes its campaign to Change the Rules, the Australian building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has been turned by the Morrison government to be used against this. Continue reading Morrison Government’s construction industry attack dog now being used more widely
This article published in The Age (29 October 2018) and written by Anna Patty, refers to research revealing that migrants workers are being used as a chap source of labour in agricultural seasonal work, and in hospitality and retail. To do this, employers are holding back wages and other monetary entitlements.
By Joe Montero
According to the OECD, Australia is suffering from one of the highest incidences of temporary work in the industrialised world. It should not be this way. The health of the economy does not depend on it, and the rise of temporary work seriously undermines jobs and the quality of life for those locked into it. Continue reading Casualisation of work must be turned around
The WorkPac v Skene federal court decision is an important union win that changes the law for casuals in coal mining. It says casual labour workers on long-term fixed rosters aren’t really casual and are entitled to conditions like paid annual leave. Continue reading Video: Union leader on the end of the “Permanent Casual”
Gig economy food delivery giant Foodora is going to court over allegations of under payment of three riders. Continue reading Foodora taken to court over gig economy underpayment
Although there has never really been a right to strike in Australia, changes to industrial law in recent years has brought in a regime that outlaws workers and unions walking off the job. The right to withdraw one’s labour, is a basic internationally recognised human right that does not exist in this country today. Continue reading Video: The basic right to strike is almost dead in Australia
By Adam Carlton
Close to a hundred workers at the XXXX plant at Milton in Brisbane plan to walk off the job over job security and threats to lower working conditions. Continue reading Workers at XXXX in Brisbane to strike over jobs