Labour rights

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Labor rights
Workers' rights
Report

Advice on contractors in the Fair Pay Agreements system

This document provides advice on the best way to ‘future proof’ the Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) system so contractors can be included later.
Report

Nothing costs nothing: why unjustified dismissal procedures should not apply to the highly paid

This document tells the history of New Zealand’s unjustified dismissal provisions and explains their effect. It also outlines the economic case for narrowing the application of unjustified dismissal rules and recommends amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA).
Policy report

The future of enforcement for migrant workers in Australia: lessons from overseas

This report offers a series of pragmatic policy solutions to motivate employers to engage with their employees fairly, and to remove barriers to justice for migrants who have been exploited.
Policy report

Exploratory study of good policies in the protection of construction workers in the Middle East

This paper explores the changes that have taken place over the past few decades in the way in which workers are employed in the construction industry. As a number of studies have recently dealt with the challenge of eliminating recruitment debt, this paper will focus...
Submission

Technology and power: understanding issues of insecure work and technological change in Australian workplaces

Mapping existing trends and concerns held by workers across a diverse range of industries, this submission discusses workplace technologies in the context of different labour processes and employment relationships.
Report

Building towers, cheating workers

As the UAE undergoes one of the largest construction booms in the world, at least half a million migrant construction workers are employed there. Behind the glitter and luxury, the experiences of these migrant workers present a much less attractive picture-of wage exploitation, indebtedness to...
Briefing paper

Wage Theft Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020.
Fact sheet

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".
Report

Managing conflicts and disasters: exploring collaboration between employers’ and workers’ organizations

This report looks at the potential for collaboration between employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) and workers’ organizations in crises arising from conflicts and disasters.
Report

Road to ruin: challenging the sustainability of nickel-based production for electric vehicle batteries

Examining the value chain production of nickel in the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), this study highlights various compromises experienced when electric vehicle production is presented both as a climate solution and a driver for economic development.