Tag: unions

Insecure work is a virus, and it’s making us all sick

…a genuine acknowledgment that care workers, cleaners, warehouse workers and food-production workers—among many others—produce significantly more social value through their labour than the average executive is a challenge to the classist hierarchies of work.

‘We’ve Been Sick for a While…’: English Language Education Industry’s Problems Run Deeper than COVID-19

Many have made the case that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an existential threat to English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and therefore to these jobs, students and institutions. Although this is nominally true, the crisis has revealed the unsustainable and unethical business practices on which ELICOS colleges have always depended.

Change the Rules, by Damien Cahill

Breaking the rules to change the law

Wage Theft, by Liyan Gao

Transgressing and reforming the law: strengthening workers’ rights through political action

Industrial Relations Pantomime, by Frances Flanagan

The CFMEU reprieve and the Coalition’s culture war

Abbottville by Boris Frankel

Visions of society and democracy in the Abbott/Hockey budget

From Third Way to Plan B — Reconstructing the ALP

Christopher Scanlon: Where will the ALP go from here?

Prague Autumn

Guy Rundle Pollyanna politics and global social movements