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State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

In the face of eroded union powers, failed campaigns and blurred class lines, young workers are turning to new ways of organising in the fight for their rights.

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

Can we really say Australia has "good" unemployment rate when 21% of Indigenous Australians can't find jobs?

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

George Calombaris' offences are a direct affront to the food industry that both he and MasterChef purport to support and glorify. Network Ten must make a stand.

It's not just Calombaris: hospitality is a hot zone of wage theft

It's not just Calombaris: hospitality is a hot zone of wage theft

Hospitality is one of the worst sectors for worker exploitation in Australia — and it's foreign workers who are most exploited.

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

With up to a quarter of small and medium businesses in Australia ripping off their workers, how can wage theft be properly tackled?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.

Labor's 'referendum on wages' off to a tepid start

Labor's 'referendum on wages' off to a tepid start

Labor says the election will be a referendum on wages, but so far has proposed little that will make a material difference for workers stuck with stagnant incomes.

Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Former Indigenous employees say the organisation has been marred by an exodus of Aboriginal staff, a collapse of specialist programs and a failure to meet reconciliation targets.

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.