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Youth unemployment a key challenge as boomers retire

A new report highlights one of Australia’s greatest economic challenges: convincing employers to take on young people to replace retiring baby boomers.

The latest AMP NATSEM (National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling) report focuses on the labour market and the demographic challenges it faces. 262 more words

Australian Economy

Review: Casualisation at work

Ian Allinson reviews the recent Labour Research Department guide for trade union reps.

The rs21 magazine and web site have carried a number of articles exploring the efforts of casual workers to organise, including sparks, fast food workers, cinema workers, fractional workers in higher education and private sector care staff. 249 more words


Youth Underemployment: A Growing Concern

It’s not just youth unemployment that poses significant concern for Australian society. According to a new report by the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, Youth underemployment-those young people who have some work but want to work more hours- has experienced a sharp increase in recent years. 122 more words


Stamp Out Casual Contracts – the Day of Action is taking shape

With less than three weeks to go till UCU’s ‘Stamp Out Casualisation’ day of action, more and more branches are reporting in what they will be doing on the day. 908 more words

UCU: Fighting for the casualised in Adult Education

If casualisation is endemic in post-secondary education, it’s fairly rampant in Adult and Community Learning. In some urban areas, like the West Midlands, UCU has agreements that govern the use of casual contracts, ruling out zero hours contracts entirely, for example and ensuring that staff are employed on fractional or limited variable hours contracts. 318 more words

Zero Hours

Why casualised staff should vote for action over USS

If you’re on a casualised contract worrying about your pension might seem remote, perverse even. For the tens of thousands of staff who endure on fixed-term teaching or research contracts, who worry about where their next funding pot is coming from or who struggle on hourly paid teaching contracts, it’s the lack of job security that causes immediate stress and anxiety. 508 more words

Higher Education