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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Forces disrupting markets and changing the nature of work present a fundamental challenge to prevailing employment-based risk-sharing policies in countries at all levels of development. This publication proposes a package of protections, labor benefits, and services that are more relevant to the diverse and diversifying...