"The Week on Wednesday" with Van Badham & Ben Davison podcast

Episode 88: Morrison cuts wages, jobs and retirements, unions win domestic violence leave, election 2022

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

Van Badham and Ben Davison break down Morrison's re-election platform of wage cuts, job cuts and raids on retirement on the very day the Morrison government has delivered the worst wage figures in more than 20 years.

With profits up, sales up, CEO pay up, the cost of living going up and Morrison demanding workers wear a $4,000 pay cut Van and Ben ask the question;

"How can Morrison be promising to cut wages, cut jobs and raid people's retirements but still be in with a chance of winning this election?"

Ben breaks down why the raid on retirement is bad housing policy and bad economics.

The Australian Union movement has had a big win with working people on award rate winning 10 days of paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave.  After a decade of the "we won't campaign successfully expanding paid FDV  leave through many agreements with big employers, unions have won the right for more than 2.6 million award workers. If you want to make sure your workplace is safer, your wages higher and your job more secure join your union at australianunions.org.au/wow

Van breaks down the real life implications of not having access to paid leave when experiencing intimate partner violence.

As the polls tighten the lines between a re-elected, wage cutting, job cutting, retirement raiding, anti-women Morrison government and an Albanese led Labor government have become even clearer in the final week of the campaign.  Albo used his final National Press Club Address to reiterate his commitment to extending FDV leave to all workers, supporting wage increases, doing more to stop deaths from COVID, end the Morrison era rorts and introduce a federal ICAC.

The election is on Saturday and Van Badham and Ben Davison will be hosting a live watch along broadcast.  Links and details on all Week on Wednesday social media and through the support page (www.buymeacoffee.com/weekonwednesday)

And the good news is about rats being purged from an Australian island...maybe an omen?

As always we give shoutouts to all our Cadre and Extending the Reach supporters too!

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