Tag: fair work

  • Scabs riot outside Victorian CFMEU headquarters; organisers attacked

    Scabs riot outside Victorian CFMEU headquarters; organisers attacked

    Protestors from the pro-death movement held a violent protest outside the Victorian offices of the CFMMEU’s construction division today, violently bashing in the John Cummins Building’s front door and assaulting much of the union’s leadership who were trying to calm protesters. This protest is the latest in a number of unsanctioned “unionist” protests by the […]

  • What will it take for the ANU’s tenants to pay their workers?

    What will it take for the ANU’s tenants to pay their workers?

    A few years ago, student newspaper Woroni caught the (now-closed) Sumo Salad restaurants in LK and the Canberra Centre underpaying its workers using a similar sham “training” arrangement of the kind that Grill’d would be caught doing a year later. This week, ANU Observer caught grocer Daily Market and popular bubble tea joint Chatime paying […]

  • “Mistakes” not an excuse for wage theft

    “Mistakes” not an excuse for wage theft

    Whenever an incident of wage theft is publicised, we always hear the business lobby screech that the union movement’s proposed criminalisation of wage theft will “discourage entrepreneurship” or some other nonse argument. Of course, this ignores that businesses are required to exercise due diligence when doing basically any other transaction – so why not wages?