By analysing the powers of Australian retail workers, this article demonstrates that the three-dimensional view on power has the capacity not only to assess workers’ power in direct, day-today struggles, but also to highlight and assess the systemic causes and effects of those struggles.
While UAE authorities have recently made significant reforms to Emirati labor law and policy, their failure to rigorously investigate violations and enforce the new laws are contributing to continuing violation of workers’ rights. Some employers continue to withhold wages and benefits from workers, fail to...
A number of questions and issues have been raised in relation to the implementation, impact and consequences of the Job Keeper payment. The authors discuss these in this research brief and present modifications of the Job Keeper payment that would see a fairer outcome between...
This paper explores the prevalence and presentation of client violence towards workers, considering any violent or aggressive behaviour from clients, direct associates of clients, and friends or family members of clients. It compares current research to official data reports, and considers why there might be...
Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: further strengthening the civil compliance and enforcement framework
The Australian government is committed to an industrial relations system that balances the needs of both employees and employers, including those engaged in small business. This paper seeks input from the community about the operation of the current compliance and enforcement framework.
This study explores the structures of the Amazon company and worker's experience of trade union resistance in Germany. The research is primarily based on a series of interviews conducted with Amazon strike activists which took place within trade union meetings as well as an Amazon...
This inquiry, undertaken by former Chief Commissioner of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Tony Beech, found that wage theft is occurring through underpayment of wages and entitlements, non-payment of wages or allowances for work performed, unauthorised or unreasonable deductions and non-payment of superannuation.
This investigation looked at the compensation and support provided to people injured at work in Victoria, particularly those with complex injuries. This follows an earlier investigation by the Ombudsman in 2016, which found the scheme had failed some particularly vulnerable people.
This major research project, led by Professor Helen Lee of Latrobe University, explored the socio‐economic status and well‐being of Pacific migrants in rural northwest Victoria, focusing on the towns of Mildura and Robinvale. The project’s final report makes a series of recommendations on employment, education...
Sanitation workers provide an invaluable public service, vital to our daily lives and the environment. This report analyses the problems sanitation workers face – focusing on those emptying pits and tanks and maintaining sewers – and explore good practices around the world.