By Joe Montero
The American job creation fiction constantly presented is important for Australia for two reasons. One is that the Australian economy is significantly integrated into the American one, and what goes on there is going to have an impact here. The other, is that Australian governments have the habit of falling into line with American policy, and this includes economic policy. Continue reading The truth about American jobs and its replication here in Australia
By Joe Montero
Just about everyone is talking about the dark economic clouds on the horizon. The numbers and politics don’t look good. The only certainty is that both the global and Australian economies are becoming increasingly unstable. Continue reading The truth about unemployment in Australia must be told
Predictably, big employer organisations are coming out after the election and telling the Morrison government to make further changes to Fair Work Australia in their favour. Continue reading Employer groups call out for war on wages and conditions
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.
Continue reading Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
A pre-election campaign to raise the need for laws against wage theft in Victoria is being directed at Liberal Party leader Matthew Guy. There is a petition out now, and you can sign it via this Megaphone link.
Continue reading We need wage theft laws now
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