Half of NSW essential workers ‘put at risk’ of getting Covid-19 at work – report

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) NSW & ACT branch published a report, An Emergency for Essential Workers, on August 5, 2021. The report was based on a survey of members of the AMWU in NSW on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and the lockdown that began in June. The survey focused on workplaceContinue reading “Half of NSW essential workers ‘put at risk’ of getting Covid-19 at work – report”

Ireland’s Covid response reinforces tax-haven model

I contributed the chapter below on Ireland’s economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic to the ‘Transform! Europe’ dossier, Economic Anti-Crisis Measures of EU Member States After the Outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 (pp88-99), published in July 2021. Note the chapter was completed in December 2020, so all dates refer to 2020. Transform! Europe is theContinue reading “Ireland’s Covid response reinforces tax-haven model”

Australian government enacts major attack on casual workers

The Industrial Relations (IR) Omnibus Bill was adopted in the Australian Senate on Thursday 18 March, 2021 by 35 votes to 33, with the support of One Nation and Centre Alliance Senator Stirling Griff. The Coalition government failed to gain the support of the Senate crossbench for three out of five areas of proposed reformContinue reading “Australian government enacts major attack on casual workers”