Topic archives: unions

Crikey Worm: tax wars

February 6, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Businesses and unions go head to head over corporate tax cuts. Plus, Trump's bloviating creates unusual bedfellows. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

If the rail workers can’t do it, when can we actually strike?

January 29, 2018 33

The defusing of Sydney rail-worker's threat to strike has raised once again the question of how free our right to strike really is.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 8, 2017 7

Rating hospitality bosses ... Bennelong simmers along ... marriage equality's colourful stamp ...

Three things the IPA gets wrong about the Fair Work Act

June 27, 2017 5

Crikey spoke to Gideon Rozner, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, about a few of the omissions in his report on the Fair Work Act.

Is Airtasker offering genuine union protection for the gig economy?

May 3, 2017

Unions NSW has struck a deal with gig-for-hire website Airtasker. But will that mean enforceable protection for workers, or just symbolic guidelines?

Govt puts forward union-restricting bill that doesn’t please anyone

April 13, 2017

Who exactly told the government these laws were necessary?

The sneaky new legislation that could hobble trade unions (and seriously hurt workers)

April 3, 2017 2

And are the provisions of the corrupting benefits legislation even enforceable?

While McManus is condemned, actual illegal strikes ignored

March 17, 2017

As anyone condemning McManus surely knows, striking just because you haven't been paid is illegal.

Parmalat dispute shows it’s unfair bargaining, not penalty rates, that is the real danger to Aussie workers

March 2, 2017 8

Workers in a dairy plant in regional Victoria have been locked out of their factory for months, and their employer wants to cut their pay and conditions in a new deal. And it's all completely legal.

Laming triples down on teacher controversy

February 10, 2017

Laming has attempted to resolve his Facebook fight over the summer about teachers' pay and working hours by blaming unions.