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Setka shows why unions and Labor have failed on wage stagnation

Setka shows why unions and Labor have failed on wage stagnation

At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.

Government to revive union-busting bill

Government to revive union-busting bill

Good morning, early birds. The government is planning to reintroduce a failed anti-union bill in the wake of recent controversy surrounding John Setka, and two brothers shot by police at the Victorian border may have terror links. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Aussie boardrooms set to be overrun by union thugs… say the Oz and AFR

Aussie boardrooms set to be overrun by union thugs… say the Oz and AFR

The latest scare campaign against industry super funds is the fantasy that trade unions will start calling the shots for big business.

Ready for another decade of stagnant wages?

Ready for another decade of stagnant wages?

Without bigger and more militant unions, Australian workers will go at least a decade without decent wage rises.

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

Rundle: in the Christmas trenches with the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union

Rundle: in the Christmas trenches with the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union

As retail workers go through Christmas hell, a group of Retail and Fast Food Workers Union organisers are hitting the aisles to take names under the nose of management.

Why is wages growth so low? Experts can’t seem to agree.

Why is wages growth so low? Experts can’t seem to agree.

Why have Western economies struggled with low wages growth in recent years? We asked economists and sector representatives for their perspective, and their answers varied widely.

Turnbull’s eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten … not so much.

Turnbull’s eager to move on from marriage equality. Shorten … not so much.

The Prime Minister was keen to get away from discussing marriage equality this week and portray Bill Shorten as a crook. Shorten had other ideas.

Three things the IPA gets wrong about the Fair Work Act

Three things the IPA gets wrong about the Fair Work Act

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.

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

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

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