AUWU Policy Blog: Fighting back with a seat at the table

Remember, they have obligations to you.  Under this system, you are the ‘customer’. The government pays jobactive providers $377.30 for initial appointments with under-30s and $269.50 for over 30s. Providers also receive outcome fees of $1515 when their client finds work again. They need you, more than you need them. The COVID-19 pandemic has given providers an estimated $210 MILLION WINDFALL Check this to find all the providers in your local area. All of them
Remember when you had to select a provider and had no information to help you decide? Imagine how much better it would have been if you had accurate information based on real feedback from the people who know best – unemployed workers. Australia’s employment services are failing unemployed workers.  The AUWU, together with our partners at Monash University, want to change that – but we need your help. To start the survey please click on this

Get Paid to Attend AUWU Focus Group

Posted by AUWU on  January 9, 2020

Category: Announcements
Have you ever been ‘parked’ by your provider? The AUWU would like to hear from you! ‘Parking’ means that your provider has decided that you are too hard to help and limits services you are entitled to. ‘Creaming’, on the other hand, means that your provider has decided you are easy to help, or maybe even have lined up a job already, and they provide you with lots of services, including ones that you don’t need. Together

Bill Mitchell Adelaide Event, January 10

Posted by AUWU on  January 1, 2020

Category: Announcements
Happy new year! 2020 is a good time to be an Adelaide AUWU member. On Friday January 10, the AUWU are thrilled to be hosting Professor Bill Mitchell – widely regarded as one of the most important and influential economists working today – in a discussion on how Modern Monetary Theory can help the Australian working class movement advance its interests. Professor Mitchell has been a tireless advocate for governments to adopt a Job Guarantee
2019 has really been a year fit for a Charles Dickens novel. It’s been the best of the times for the AUWU and the worst of times for unemployed workers. With Newstart being the lowest OECD unemployment benefit in the world, with the sexist and patriarchal ParentsNext, with the horrors of Robodebt, with the racist and discriminatory Cashless Debit Card, and the complete failure that is the jobactive system, it is easy to give up hope. But the AUWU – the organised peak-body of