Recently the CSIRO warned that the price of petrol could rise to $8 per litre within 10 years! In the past year alone we have already seen petrol prices jump nearly 20 percent. It is estimated that this is eating into the average family’s pay packet to the tune of more than $700 per year. […]
Time to build UNITE Union membership among young workers is continuing to fall. Currently only one in every ten workers aged between 15 and 24 years belongs to a union. The recently released Social Trends 2008 study actually confirmed union membership rates fell across all age groups between 1986 and 2007.
Since UNITE exposed Video Dogs a few weeks ago for paying workers with DVD’s, we have received a couple of letters asking us to clarify our position on young workers, small businesses and the arts. Below is our response to a one of our readers who asked about these issues.
This week the Australian Fair Pay Commission increased the minimum wage by $21.66 effective on October 1st 2008. The decision was condemned by employer organisations and praised by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
Rudd has announced that the Australian Defence Force’s Overwatch Battle Group and the Australian Army Training Team Iraq have formally ceased their operations in Iraq.