Monthly Archives: May 2015

YCW Worker Story: “Coles workers worse off under deal with shoppies union”

The following article was written and published in Melbourne’s The Age last Sunday by Holdings member and long-term YCW leader, Josh Cullinan. Thousands of low-paid workers will be worse off under a deal struck between supermarket giant Coles and the … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Thursdays

Judith Foster I was involved in YCW in Holy Name Parish, East Preston (Melbourne) after I left school in 1963. I was one of the leaders’ group and remember using our booklets for Gospel Study and taking action with other … Continue reading

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Australia Is Backing Baristas Over Brain Surgeons

Australia has been accused of “dumbing down” as we begin to bet on plumbers and coffee-shop owners over scientists and researchers to drive the nation’s next wave of economic growth. It has been announced by the Australian government that its … Continue reading

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France’s Campaign To End Food Wastage: Should Australia Do The Same?

A French councillor whose successful campaign to end food wastage by forcing supermarkets to donate unwanted food to charity and by making ‘ugly fruit’ appealing through the use of clever marketing has now set his sights on getting a similar … Continue reading

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How The Diamond Trade Is Enslaving Millions Of Africans

Forced slavework in the diamond mining industry has existed for the past 130 years in Africa’s Sierra Leone. Many of those exploited are children, as they are favoured for their smaller hands.  Many of these kids are kidnapped by bogus … Continue reading

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Abbott Tells Employers To “Try Before You Buy” & Use Unemployed For Unpaid Work

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told a business breakfast that they could have a “try before you buy look at unemployed people” by using a new unpaid work experience scheme. Abbott was slammed by this comment on ABC radio in … Continue reading

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National Campaign: Our Space in the Workplace

The Australian Young Christian Workers are collecting worker stories, to define what work culture is for young people. The AYCW National Campaign, ‘Our Space in the Workplace’, allows young people to recognise their own workplace culture and to take positive action … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Self-Reliant Young Worker

Over the decades, entering the workforce has undergone nothing short of revolution. Young jobseekers must now find their own training. Had Matt Neckes received his college diploma a few generations ago, chances are he would have wound up in a … Continue reading

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Summary: AYCW National Executive Meeting

The National Executive arrived in Melbourne on Friday afternoon ready to spend the weekend discussing the happenings of the movement since our last meeting in February, planning upcoming events (stay tuned!), delving further into the National Campaign and the National … Continue reading

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Majority Of Australians Support Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Survey reveals that if a poll was held today, three out of four voters would support recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution. This is wonderful news for supporters of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and the advocacy group responsible … Continue reading

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