The Future of Unions and Worker Representation: The Digital Picket Line

“The Future of Unions and Worker Representation, written by Professor Anthony Forsyth, thoroughly examines four countries and industrial relations systems—Australia, the UK, the USA, and Italy—to assess and contrast their …

Legislating to Rebuild Worker Power: The Industrial Relations Reforms We Need from the Albanese Labor Government

“Industrial relations reform has been a highly contested area of Australian public policy for the last 30 years. But let’s focus on the period since the last Labor Government brought …

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation: The Digital Picket Line

“The current organising drive at Starbucks stores across the USA illustrates both the difficulty for unions in countering the power of multinational companies – and, more importantly, the momentum that can be …

Collectivising the gig economy: In the pandemic, it’s a matter of life and death

“A landmark Australian inquiry calls out the gig economy’s rotten core In July 2020, the Report of the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce was released.[1] This was the first full-scale …

Conflict or Cooperation? Australian Union Responses to COVID-19

Read the full blog post here: https://labourlawdownunder.com.au/?p=949 The Australian union movement has experienced long-term membership decline, as have unions in many comparable countries over the last 30 years. Union density …

Unions in the Fair Work Act Decade – and the Aftermath of ‘Change the Rules’

“The decade in which the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been in operation has continued to present challenges for the Australian union movement. Despite high hopes that the 2009 legislation’s support …

‘The Spirit of Australia’, just not in a pandemic: Qantas plays hard-ball on workers’ rights

“Nine years ago, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce made himself a household name by embarking on a high-risk strategy in an industrial dispute that involved grounding the airline’s fleet globally. Faced …

‘The Spirit of Australia’, just not in a pandemic: Qantas plays hard-ball on workers’ rights

“Nine years ago, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce made himself a household name by embarking on a high-risk strategy in an industrial dispute that involved grounding the airline’s fleet globally. Faced …

The Uber Eats Decision: Australia’s FWC Full Bench misses the chance to see through the gig economy’s sophistry

“On 21 April 2020, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission ruled that an Uber Eats delivery driver (Amita Gupta) could not bring an unfair dismissal claim as she …

What do we know about the extent of stand downs, their legal basis, and challenging unlawful stand downs?

Over the last month, we have become all-too-familiar with a very old concept in employment law: stand downs. Government restrictions to contain COVID-19 have had a devastating economic impact, leading …

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