Category: Work

Economists back wage freeze 21-19 in new Economic Society-Conversation survey

Screenshot_2020-06-08 Economists back wage freeze 21-19 in new Economic Society-Conversation survey

Years of flatlined wages and now a request for more? The well off haven’t faced this and have seen a rise in their income. So why are the Economists voting for those the worst off to carry the load yet again? The threat do you want to keep your job? Well, we saw the increasing precariousness of work and now it’s being asked even more needs to be done. It’s a threat that we’ve seen repeatedly with a variety of excuses over and over again  (ODT)

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Meet Australia’s professional full-time part-timers

The need to unionize against the modern slavery of piece work and piece jobs without benefits. (ODT)

The growth in secondary jobs has not just been confined to professionals. The economy experienced its strongest secondary jobs surge since June 2014 last year – driving the number of people with two jobs to 891,000, up from 779,000 in 2010.

More than 50,000 were added between March and September 2017 alone, according to Tuesday’s figures, which for the first time showed the volatile growth in secondary jobs by industry on a quarterly basis

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The best way to prepare for the future of work? Join a union | Tim Dunlop | Opinion | The Guardian

New technologies will entrench inequality rather than solve it, unless the power between workers and employers is equalised

Source: The best way to prepare for the future of work? Join a union | Tim Dunlop | Opinion | The Guardian

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world | Lifestyle | The Independent

Online business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has put together a ranking of the global cities where people have the best balance between their work and leisure time — the so-called “work-life balance.” Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.

Source: The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world | Lifestyle | The Independent

The Future of Work. Part one. The Australian Motor Industry. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I think we would all agree that work is a good thing. I have practiced it all of my life. To a substantial degree it formed a large part of who I became. I was diligent and loyal to whoever employed me. I always demanded a rewarding salary commensurate with what I thought my abilities…

Source: The Future of Work. Part one. The Australian Motor Industry. – » The Australian Independent Media Network