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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
Australia’s mutual obligation system is broken and is breaking people – say the findings of the Mutual Obligation survey.  AUWU President Hayden Patterson said: “The results of this report are a shocking indictment of the employment services system and fly in the face of what we’ve been told unemployed workers want and need to help them get jobs. This is the first quantitative survey of this kind that has been made possible by the strength