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Surge in NSW workers seeking legal help for wage theft

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Demand for legal advice from Legal Aid NSW about wages and entitlements is sharply up in the past year, with the number of people asking Legal Aid NSW’s Employment Law Service about their wages and entitlements increasing 43 per cent between 2022 and 2023.[1] We urge migrant workers, who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, to … Continued

Wilmar Strikes Escalate

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AWU members at Wilmar Sugar are escalating their industrial action at the beleaguered sugar giant’s North Queensland mills after another unproductive bargaining meeting on Wednesday. Workers attended a bargaining meeting with Wilmar on Wednesday in the hope of reaching a fair pay rise that reflected their worth and the company’s massive profits. AWU Northern District … Continued

New research provides a snapshot of inequality in Australia

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New research from the Productivity Commission has unpacked changes to income and wealth levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The initial pandemic period saw an unprecedented decline in income inequality. The incomes of lower-income households grew rapidly in relative terms in the early stages of the pandemic, due to the massive increase in support payments from … Continued

TAMWORTH EMPLOYERS AND HEALTH AND SAFETY REPS INVITED TO CONSULTATION

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SafeWork NSW is inviting Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Work Health and Safety committee members and other workers, employers and those interested to come along to their free forum in Tamworth tomorrow (Tuesday 21 May) at The Mercure from 9am to 1pm to learn more about consultation at the workplace.    SafeWork’s event will give … Continued

New research shows access to secure job opportunities unequal among culturally diverse communities

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Individuals who have migrated to Australia from other countries are less likely to be earning personal income1, while jobseekers from culturally diverse backgrounds are more likely to experience discrimination during the recruitment process, according to recent research.2 In the lead up to World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May), leading employment … Continued

Five different generations in the workforce – what could possibly go wrong?

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In today’s dynamic workplace, a fascinating convergence is happening in offices up and down the land. For the first time ever, there is five distinct generations fuelling innovation and driving success: baby boomers, generation X, millennials, generation Z, and generation alpha. This multi-generational landscape poses unique opportunities for employers. However, it also presents daunting challenges. … Continued

Wilmar Workers On Strike – The Strikes Continue

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AWU members at Wilmar Sugar went on strike again this morning as the beleaguered sugar giant starts feeling the pressure. “Hundreds of workers participated in our strike action across many sites last week and we are not slowing down,” said AWU Northern District Secretary Jim Wilson. “Today, we had another massive turnout to show Wilmar … Continued

Tully Mill Workers Prepare to Take Industrial Action

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In a resounding blow to Tully Sugar, AWU members at the Mill have conclusively voted in favour of taking industrial action to further their campaign for a fair pay rise. 100% of AWU members who participated in the ballot voted in favour of the industrial action, which includes strikes for up to 48 hours at … Continued

Gender pay gap is not due to occupation choice: New research

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Australia’s gender pay gap, which currently sits at 15 per cent, cannot be sufficiently explained by women working in lower-paying sectors than men, new research by e61 Institute has found.   e61’s new analysis of tax data shows that while men and women are often segregated by occupation, this factor alone actually accounts for only … Continued