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·     Union fights Qantas in Federal Court over refusal to pay sick leave to stood-down workers (ABC News, 28 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus recovery will provide opportunities to rebuild the public service (The Canberra Times, 27 April 2020)

·     Workers on the frontline of the pandemic in Australia are mostly women (BuzzFeed News, 24 April 2020)

·     Sally McManus on Australia’s coronavirus response, and the road to recovery (The New Daily, 24 April 2020)

·     Polling shows alarming gaps in social distancing, PPE and cleaning protocols in the workplace (ACTU, 23 April 2020)

·     Virgin Australia's future will shape the national outlook for jobs, tourism (ABC News, 23 Apr 2020)

·     Union complains Qantas is using $1,500 jobkeeper payments to pay penalty rates (The Guardian, 22 Apr 2020)

·     Welcome support for Tasmanian visa workers – Federal Government must now follow Tasmania’s lead (United Workers Union, 22 April 2020)

·     Unions slam pursuit of anti-union law in pandemic recovery (Financial Review, 22 April 2020)

·     Research shows insecure work, age, gender divides in impact of virus (ACTU, 22 April 2020)

·     Ruby Princess workers trapped onboard as ship prepares to set sail: Labor (Illawara Mercury, 21 April 2020)

·     Morrison Government must intervene immediately to support Virgin Australia jobs (ACTU, 21 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus: 3 in 4 Australians employed in the creative and performing arts could lose their jobs (The Conversation, 20 April 2020)

·     High-fee schools face Fair Work challenge over teacher cuts (The Age, 14 April 2020)

·     Virgin Australia goes into trading halt as it ponders financial options to stay afloat (ABC News Radio, 14 April 2020)

·     ‘Pandemic leave’, reduced hours and leave at half-pay: What the recent changes to modern awards mean for employers (Smart Company, 14 April 2020)

·     Crew all at sea on 'black ship' docked at Port Kembla: unions (Illawarra Merucy News, 14 April 2020)

·     ACTU calls for improved protection for Qantas staff (ABC News Radio, 11 April 2020)

·     Federal Government goes missing in action on income support for arts and entertainment workers (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, 9 April 2020)

·     Pressure on Qantas as Virgin recredits leave (Transport Workers' Union, 9 April 2020)

·     Let's keep working together to save our arts and entertainment industries (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, 9 April 2020)

·     ACTU welcomes FWC improvement to the safety net (ACTU, 8 April 2020)

·     Why people are putting out their aprons (The Shout, 8 April 2020)

·     81% of Australians support JobKeeper for all Casual Workers (The Australian Institute, 8 April 2020)

·     Statement from Sally McManus on JobKeeper wage subsidy (ACTU, 7 April 2020)

·     Protection of temporary migrants is now a 'public health issue' (The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 April 2020)

·     National campaign calls for financial support for people on temporary visas in Australia (SBS News, 7 April 2020)

·     Casual workers who miss out on JobKeeper payment will be able to access $1100 a fortnight (9 News, 7 April 2020)

·     Protection of temporary migrants is now a 'public health issue' (Brisbane News, 7 April 2020) 

·     Statement from Sally McManus on JobKeeper wage subsidy: ACTU (ACTU, 7 April 2020)

·     The AWU’s strong presence in the oil and gas sector is paying dividends for workers (The Australian Workers' Union, 7 April 2020)

·     More casual workers may be included in $130bn jobkeeper coronavirus scheme (The Guardian, 5 April 2020) 

·     Union pushes for wage subsidy to cover visa holders, casuals (The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 April 2020) 

·     'Make sure that they're not left to starve' (Brisbane Times, 5 April 2020)

·     JobKeeper: Changes to Fair Work Act - quick guide (ACTU, 4 April 2020)

·     Food delivery riders say employers not doing enough to protect them from coronavirus (ABC, 4 April 2020)

·     ASIC reinforces ACTU’s calls to stop unsolicited financial advice for tenants (ACTU, 3 April 2020) 

·     Who the $1,500 wage subsidies left behind (Yahoo Finance AU, 1 April 2020)

·     TigerAir pilots to lose jobs within days, union says (9 News, 31 March 2020) 

·     Nearly one million casuals left out of JobKeeper wage subsidy (SBS News, 31 March 2020) 

·     Jobkeeper package must be expanded to cover construction workers (Electrical Trades Union, 31 March 2020) 

 

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