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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.  

Don’t dismiss millennials — they have every reason to rise up and fight

Don’t dismiss millennials — they have every reason to rise up and fight

Crikey readers debate young people fighting for workers' rights, the importance of the royal wedding and Labor's "rollovers" on national security.

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.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.

Who is the man spruiking the ‘white privilege and nurses’ non-story?

Who is the man spruiking the ‘white privilege and nurses’ non-story?

Graeme Haycroft, the man behind a breakaway nurse's union pushing a beat-up of nurses having to declare their white privilege, has an unlikely history to be speaking out for workers' rights.

Crikey Worm: tax wars

Crikey Worm: tax wars

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?

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

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

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

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.

Is Airtasker offering genuine union protection for the gig economy?

Is Airtasker offering genuine union protection for the gig economy?

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