This document provides advice on the best way to ‘future proof’ the Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) system so contractors can be included later.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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...
This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020.
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".
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.
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.