Monthly Archives: January 2016

Social Media Putting The Brakes On Getting Drivers Licence

Social media stops young people learning to drive Peter Orszag Published: January 20, 2016 – 11:45PM In the US, young adults are much less eager to get their driver’s licences than they once were and that trend may be echoed … Continue reading

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Young Australians Pessimistic About Future

Young Australians gloomy about job prospects and most are averse to risk Only 13% of young Australians report being ‘very optimistic’ about their future and only 4% say they want to launch a startup. Young Australians are pessimistic about finding … Continue reading

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Education System Blamed For Workers Lack Of Skills

WORKERS have such poor literacy and numeracy skills they can’t do simple sums, type on a computer or give clear ­directions in a worrying trend employers have revealed is hampering their business. The problem has been exposed by an Australian … Continue reading

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Target & Kmart Sell School Uniforms At Cost Of Workers

Target and Kmart sell $2 school uniforms, but at what cost? Eryk Bagshaw Published: January 17, 2016 – 7:33AM Major Australian retailers Kmart and Target have come under fire for selling $2 school uniforms while factory workers are paid below … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: Cardijn’s Consecration To The Workers

Cardijn’s consecration to the workers Bangkok, 25 May 2003 Centenary of Cardijn’s Commitment to the Working Class 24 May 1903: A telegram informs Joseph Cardijn, then a 20 year old seminarian in Belgium preparing his final exams in philosophy, that … Continue reading

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Worker Story: Our Obsession With Possessions

When I was forced to not buy—against my strongest impulses at times—I was surprised how nothing changed. Not my health, happiness or inner harmony, writes Assya Barrette. By Assya Barrette Source: Quartz, 25 AUG 2015 – 10:35 AM  UPDATED 25 AUG 2015 – 11:46 AM A few months … Continue reading

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For Young People, Unions Are In, News Media & Religion Is Out

A new study has said millennials, representing a third of the US population, favor labor unions, big business and banks but have a declining interest in news media and religious organizations, according to Pew Research Center. The new study found … Continue reading

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Workers Should Have Right To Own Super Fund

Workers should have the right to choose their superannuation fund Sally Loane Published: January 11, 2016 – 9:00PM Thousands of young Australians have been enjoying the annual summer rite of passage – working in retail or hospitality – and many … Continue reading

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Expand Workers’ Rights To Stop Exploitation

The Productivity Commission has made some good recommendations on stopping forced labour, but also some that are less positive. Mark Zirnsak and Heather Moore via The Age Published: January 11, 2016 – 12:00AM And so the stories of the exploitation … Continue reading

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Unions & Workers Need To Be Part Of Solution

Unions and workers need to be part of the solution Tim Kennedy Published: January 7, 2016 – 9:00PM The final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was released just as 2015 was drawing to an … Continue reading

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