A recent Tasmanian study commissioned by Anglicare has shown that whilst casual work hurts many young workers, it is also having a devastating effect on older workers. The study showed that one in four casual workers were 40 years of age or older and many were struggling to put food on the table. Advertisements
Unions leaders finally call national protest action For the past four months workers were asking, ‘What’s the next step in the campaign against Howard’s IR laws?’ After much debate, finally the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) called another mass nation-wide rally on 28 June.
On Sunday April 2, UNITE held a benefit gig to raise money for the Trade Union Rights Campaign – Pakistan (TURC-P). TURC-P has been doing some fantastic work providing relief to thousands of earthquake victims in working class communities across Pakistan.
Harassment, unpaid overtime, below award wages and irregular shifts, sound familiar? Fast food, retail and hospitality workers have been on the wrong side of the system for many years. But for John Howard these levels of exploitation are not enough.