Monthly Archives: July 2015

How Companies Are Changing Traditions To Attract Young Workers

Employers and companies large and small are changing their dynamic in order to position themselves as ‘Millenial Magnets’, according to new figures. Millennials, according to various estimates, will make up a majority of the workforce after 2020, At some companies … 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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Young Workers ‘Blocked’ By Stagnant Jobs Market

A ‘stagnated jobs market’ is to blame for the blockage in career progression for young workers. An increase in employees staying in their job for a lengthy period of time has also been partly to blame in reducing job prospects … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Work and Workers

“We do not get dignity from power or money or culture. We get dignity from work.” “Work is fundamental to the dignity of the person. Work, to use an image, ‘anoints’ with dignity, fills us with dignity, makes us similar … Continue reading

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Does A Union Have A Role In Your Working Life?

At the recent ROLWA meeting, we discussed the topic of worker union’s and how being involved in a union can improve both the social and cultural aspect of having a positive work culture. The role of a union is to … Continue reading

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Putting Practical Solutions In Place For Refugees

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Immigration Minister Richard Marles are pandering to the politics of fear by supporting the forced turnbacks of asylum seeker boats, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says. “The Australian Labor Party, which aspires to … 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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Young Worker Sacked For Speaking Up For Her Rights Takes It To Court

Young worker Kahlani Pyrah had been working at her local Grill’d burger restaurant for just over a year when she decided, with help from her union, to confront the stores manager about being paid below the minimum wage. 11 days … Continue reading

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AYCW ROLWA Gathering 17-20 July

Our Space in the Workplace National Campaign  From Friday through Monday seventeen leaders and two of our mentors gathered at Galston Gorge Conference and Recreation Centre in New South Wales for the AYCW ROLWA Gathering. Whilst it was chilly, the … Continue reading

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Lessons For Young Workers

Many young people today are struggling to find or maintain work. With youth unemployment reaching 14.2 per cent – the highest it’s been since 1998 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics – young people aged 15-30 are having to … Continue reading

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