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Workers are human beings, not machines or “spare parts” to be used to drive production and profit at all costs, Pope Francis has told members of an organisation that advocates for people seriously injured or disabled on the job. Source: NCR Online.
The Albanese Government will make it easier for casuals to convert to full-time work if they choose, in the first taste of Labor’s next stage of industrial relations reforms to be unveiled in coming months. Source: The Guardian.
Nothing makes Esther* happier than making clothes for others. The 32-year-old asylum-seeker from Papua New Guinea is a participant in Mercy Works’ partnership with the Romero Centre in Brisbane, which has so far helped 37 people gain employment since last July.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has welcomed the largest increase in the minimum wage in three decades, even though the increase fell below the Council’s submission of 7.2 per cent. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay has finalised a new enterprise agreement with the Independent Education Union covering staff at 44 diocesan schools.
In a message for the feast of St Joseph the Worker, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has called for the Church’s workplaces to be “characterised by respect and freedom, by mutual esteem and kindness”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.