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Download the reports from the "Secure Jobs. Better Future" campaign including the 'Lives on Hold' report from the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work.
Australians in 2011 are under more pressure than ever before, working longer hours than they are paid for and increasingly having work invade their home life, totally shattering the myth that employees are to blame for the nation’s productivity.
The largest ever survey of Australian workers, the Working Australia Census, found that while the modern workplace is for some less physically demanding than in the past, but instead of making jobs easier, working hours have increased and new forms of stress have emerged.
A review of Labor's changes to workplace laws.
New research showing Australians strongly favour a more equal distribution of wealth bolsters the case for a $28 a week wage rise for the nation’s lowest paid workers.
A new analysis of remuneration at Australia’s 50 largest companies reveals the typical CEO is taking home almost 100 times that of the average worker.
The analysis of CEO remuneration at companies listed on the ASX/S&P 50 Index, shows that the gap is widening between what CEOs personally earn and what they pay their employees.
The study has found that after a short period of restraint in 2008-9 when the Global Financial Crisis hit Australia, executive pay has hit stratospheric new heights and the average CEO will this year take home $6.4 million in total remuneration
The report, “Shifting Risk – Work and Working Life in Australia”, by Mike Rafferty and Serena Yu at Sydney University’s Workplace Research Centre identifies a series of major transformations, including:
Growing inequality in Australia.
Casual, contract and precarious employment is now the norm.
Massive increase in financial risk among working families.
Growing fixed costs are adding to financial pressure.
High household debt makes the economy vulnerable.
This report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), is based on the most extensive economic modelling to date of costs and benefits across all Australian regions of taking strong action to cut greenhouse pollution by 25 per cent.
Sick of hearing how the economy is going to slam to a halt if mining billionaires don’t get their bonus this year?
Find out the facts that matter to working Australians and their families this election season. Union factsheets on issues that count will be released over the coming weeks – download them here to share with colleagues, friends, & family.
The ACTU is seeking an increase to award minimum wages of $27 a week in its submission to the 2010 review by the Fair Work Australia Minimum Wage Panel.
The ACTU supports the establishment of harmonised national OHS laws. However, we do not resile from our
stated position that the establishment of national OHS laws should not result in a compromise or reduction of protections or standards for workers in any existing jurisdiction. We note and believe we are entitled to rely upon the integrity of repeated assurances that COAG meetings dating back to 2006 have given in this regard.
Millions of Australians no longer have the right to annual leave or sick leave because they are trapped in insecure, casual or contract jobs. Help us take a stand to make sure all Australians have more job security and the same rights at work.
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