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Pandemic exposes universities' dirty secret

Australian universities have come to rely not only on international students, but high levels of casual staff. Many claim they are systemically underpaid, with some institutions under audit for wage theft more akin to the hospitality industry. Damien Cahill argues that ending exploitation and putting staff back on the books should be part of the sector’s recovery.

Opinion Opinion

Uber and its ilk are normalising job insecurity

An Adelaide former Uber Eats driver is appealing a court decision that she wasn’t an employee when sacked for a late delivery. But Uber is the flagbearer for a “parasitical” model gig economy in which hard-won worker rights are being stripped away at the click of an app, argues Peter Fleming, Carl Rhodes and Kyoung-Hee Yu.

 

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