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Powering the just transition

This report gives an overview of the challenge of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Yorkshire and the Humber regions of the United Kingdom.
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Contemporary social movements in Iraq: mapping the labor movement and the 2015 mobilizations

This study shows that the emergence of trade union organizations and social movement organizations in the post-war era played an important role in shaping Iraq’s current political, social, and economic landscape beyond the meta-narratives of war and sectarianism.
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Industrial relations in a post-COVID world

Industrial relations regulation in Australia is an historical anomaly. It is highly prescriptive and complex, with substantial third party involvement. The economic shocks of COVID-19, and the associated government responses, have rendered aspects of our industrial relations regulations unworkable. This paper proposes some solutions.
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Fact Check Fact File: COVID-19 has put jobs in danger. How many workers don't have leave entitlements?

The ACTU has repeatedly said 3.3 million Australians, or one in three workers, are "casuals, contractors, labour hire and gig workers". That claim is likely an understatement. Combining the estimated number of self-employed workers with those in casual employment would suggest as many as 4.8...
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The new Royal Adelaide Hospital: a case study in blow-outs, red tape and union influence

Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? It’s the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH)—a project that is 18 months behind schedule and $640 million over budget.
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Fact Check: Would building workers have less rights than ice dealers under ABCC laws?

The CFMEU claims that if the Coalition re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission, a worker will have "less rights than an ice dealer".
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Fact Check: Was Labor's childcare fund only ever about the union?

Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley claims Labor's $300 million fund to subsidise childcare workers' wages was only ever about the unions.
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Fact Check: The ACTU's Sally McManus said Australia has the highest rate of temporary work in the OECD. Is she correct?

As wages growth and job insecurity loom large in the 2019 election campaign, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus claims that Australia is at risk of morphing into an "Americanised economy" of low wages and poor job security.
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Fact Check: National Tertiary Education Union correct on university class sizes

An advertisement by the National Tertiary Education Union claims there are almost twice as many university students per teacher now than there were a generation ago.
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Fact Check: Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws, as Christian Porter says?

As the Federal Government seeks support for tougher union penalties under its proposed Ensuring Integrity Bill, Attorney-General Christian Porter has repeatedly criticised the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union, or CFMMEU, labelling it