The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) is an independent organisation that seeks to ensure fair and decent workplace rights for all.
AIER works in the areas of legislation, research, education and advocacy to champion the fundamental rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, and to create positive workplaces.
The Fair Work Commission today handed down its decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the hospitality and retail sectors. Here are our initial thoughts on the decision and its implications.read more
Inequality and Insecurity
Employment insecurity is now a feature for many workers across the Australian economy. Businesses are also facing disruption and an unstable economic environment. To now conclude, as John Buchanan has, that “employment is now the bearer of inequality and unfairness” is a stark break with the long-standing narrative that a job is the path to economic security. These features of our contemporary society require continued examination. Read the AIER’s Discussion Paper exploring the connection between growing economic inequality and the growth of insecure and precarious work.
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Ron McCallum Debate 2016
“Beware when anyone tells you that there is only one way to do something, or only one way to solve a problem. This is almost always not true.” Ron McCallum