Calls for an overhaul of Australia’s workplace laws in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis are really an attempt to erode workers’ rights at the time when protections are most needed, argues Josh Peak – the head of SA’s biggest union.
Our rates of unemployment and underemployment are a scandal caused by myopic economic policies, writes Greg Ogle. He argues for a return to the goal of full employment – and outlines how we might fund it.
The clock is ticking on supermarket checkouts and operators, signalling a radical shift in future job opportunities across a range of industries. The question of how sidelined workers support themselves needs to be tackled now, argues Richard Holden.
Nearly half of the workers laid off after the closure of Australian car manufacturing plants and in the jobs market are now working casual jobs.