Tag: Work

9-5 Jobs on Ice(land): Scandinavia Shows the Way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The owner class is, in a very real sense, a parasite: extracting resources from the host that is the rest of society. Unlike most parasites though, the owner class has convinced the host of its necessity. The current study says ‘not as essential as you think’, and it is to be lauded for that. May its data and conclusions serve as the basis for future, broader trials of this long-overdue and quite fundamental social change.

Source: 9-5 Jobs on Ice(land): Scandinavia Shows the Way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Chinese property developer wins funding for Aboriginal work-for-the-dole scheme | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian

File photo of cattle at the Northern Territory Cattlemen Association’s Bohning Yards, Alice Springs

Companies linked to tax havens and one of China’s wealthiest property developers have been handed federal government grants to employ remote Aboriginal work-for-the-dole participants under the 1,000 jobs program – a scheme that was supposed to primarily benefit Indigenous business. The $50m, 1,000 jobs program, which aims to generate employment for Aboriginal jobseekers and businesses in remote Australia, has created just 400 jobs in the two years it has been running. The program offers a wage subsidy to support businesses to take on Community Development Program (CDP) participants as new, ongoing employees for a minimum of 15 hours per week, making payments once an employer provides evidence of employment outcomes. Coalition scraps remote work-for-the-dole program for Indigenous Australians Read more When the former Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion launched the scheme in 2019, he said it would have “focus on supporting Indigenous businesses” and would help “businesses operating in remote Australia to expand”. Advertisement But the Guardian can reveal that among the companies approved to receive the payment are Shiying Yougawalla No.2 Pty Ltd and Argyle Cattle Company

Source: Chinese property developer wins funding for Aboriginal work-for-the-dole scheme | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian

The Debate Over Service Work and Unemployment Benefits Shows Why Marxism Is Right

More than any Marxist text ever could, the COVID-19 emergency cash relief programs — and the furious reaction to them from employers — lay bare the raw truth about capitalism: bosses’ profits depend directly on workers’ remaining terrified of destitution.

Source: The Debate Over Service Work and Unemployment Benefits Shows Why Marxism Is Right

Coronavirus Australia: A retail property apocalypse is unfolding – and it’s going to be unpleasant

A near-empty Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne on March 20. It's commercial suicide to keep trading when there are no customers but it's creating headaches for landlords.

Is this the “work” News Corp is demanding workers to go back to? I doubt it. They don’t seem to define what jobs they calling for a return to 60 News Corp papers without advertisers? (ODT)

via Coronavirus Australia: A retail property apocalypse is unfolding – and it’s going to be unpleasant

Boomers vs Millennials: the gig economy breaks & enters the Australian Public Service – Michael West

The Australian Public Service and the gig economy.

Casualisation of the workforce disproportionally affects younger generations. From Amazon’s big MEL1 sweatshop to even the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), the gig economic proliferates. Millennial lawyer Geordie Wilson reports that even the Australian Government is casualising its workforce at an astounding rate. In this, the first of our series Millennials vs Boomers, Wilson says illegal workplace practices appear to be rife even in the public service. It is something the Baby Boomers generation would hardly have even contemplated as, back in the day, they sought secure government jobs and the protection of the law.

via Boomers vs Millennials: the gig economy breaks & enters the Australian Public Service – Michael West

Christian Porter doesn’t understand insecure work can be scarier than coronavirus | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

A barista making coffee

Australia’s attorney general Christian Porter has pooh-poohed concerns about the fate of casual workers caught up in the coronavirus crisis, saying they would have “already made provisions” if they have to take time off work.

via Christian Porter doesn’t understand insecure work can be scarier than coronavirus | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

Change the Rules – Casual and Insecure Work – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Change The Rules Campaign

Join the biggest movement for workers in Australia right now. Join the Change The Rules Campaign. Don’t forget to join your union. If you want to fight the Liberals, do the one thing they hate and one thing they can’t break – stand in solidarity.

I will leave you with my favourite Change the Rules Tweet today. This tweet has an important heartfelt message and it goes to the heart of this article.

via Change the Rules – Casual and Insecure Work – » The Australian Independent Media Network