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Media Files: ACTU and MEAA smooth over journo access spat

Media Files: ACTU and MEAA smooth over journo access spat

The ACTU boss Sally McManus has met with journalists to allay their concerns about being locked out of union events.

Media Files: Sunrise rips off Four Corners’ Thai cave interviews

Media Files: Sunrise rips off Four Corners’ Thai cave interviews

Channel Seven's Sunrise has been caught out running excerpts of interviews belonging to Four Corners.

Razer: the struggle of maintaining the rage in a place as dull as Fed Square

Razer: the struggle of maintaining the rage in a place as dull as Fed Square

In Australia, we yell at ugly buildings out of habit, but also to maintain the rage. To be angry at a city for its failure to meet the needs of its people is to believe, still, that you own a bit of it.  

Start ’em young: why it’s time to revisit the fight over youth wages

Start ’em young: why it’s time to revisit the fight over youth wages

Why does a 20-year-old deserve less pay than a 21-year-old doing the same job? If the unions want more young people on board, this is the way to get them.

Crikey Worm: unions and big business unite for immigration

Crikey Worm: unions and big business unite for immigration

Good morning, early birds. A rare show of unity sticks it to the anti-immigration right. Plus, Peter Dutton's facial recognition surveillance plan hits a road block. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Razer: ACTU’s class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

Razer: ACTU’s class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

If unions could release pamphlets that would not only be endured by ordinary people, but understood and enjoyed, that would be a nice start to the revolution.

Crikey Worm: the ACTU’s plan to boost wages

Crikey Worm: the ACTU’s plan to boost wages

Good morning, early birds. The ACTU reveals its six-point plan to lift wages and improve workers' lot. Plus, PM Malcolm Turnbull commits cold, hard cash to build a rail link to Melbourne Airport. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

From the Crikey archives: casualisation and the gig economy

From the Crikey archives: casualisation and the gig economy

As the ACTU ramps up their Change the Rules campaign, here's a primer on how the topic's developed over the last few years.

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a ‘living wage’?

Is the ACTU telling the whole truth about a ‘living wage’?

The Australian Council of Trade Unions' call for a living wage in Australia goes against what they've asked for for the last 20 years, according to one of Australia's pre-eminent workplace academics.

That was then, this is now: Martin Ferguson’s head-spinning 180 on union power

That was then, this is now: Martin Ferguson’s head-spinning 180 on union power

Martin Ferguson used to be a unionist and a Labor stalwart. So what's he doing shilling for the mining industry and saying unions have too much power?