We need to talk about Melbourne....Events on the streets of Melbourne last week shocked everyone. The chaos, violence, anger and disruption pulled the curtain back on a sub-culture of disparate extremist groups - from anit-vaxxers, right wing nationalists, conspiracy theorists and ha…
We cross Pod with The Week On Wednesday!That's right, this week we're going all hybrid on you. Sally and Francis are joined by Ben Davison, who co-presents the uber cool political podcast "The Week on Wednesday" alongside writer, activist and force of nature, Van Badham. Francis, Sally a…
Nurses get on with their jobs in extreme covid circumstances"I just feels like this isn't going to end" - Steven Zorgios, registered nurse working in west and south west Sydney
Meet the cleaners on COVID's frontlineAs Australia finds itself in an arm wrestle to halt the march of COVID19 infections that are ravages communities across the country, cleaners are putting themselves at risk on a daily basis to help stop the spread. It's tough, relentless, demanding …
Closing the Gender Pay GapWomen's economic security is an issue that has been drawn into sharp focus during the COVID19 pandemic. The intractable pay disparity that still exists is just the start of it. Unpaid work at home, frontline work in insecure jobs, the loss of income…
Life under lock down in Sydney's WestThe people of Sydney's vast western suburbs are often spoken about - but very rarely spoken with. As the working people who make up the rich tapestry of cultures and experience that is Sydney's west endure the stress of an extended lockdown and the …
Lost at Sea - The Pandemics Forgotten Seafarers.Across the world right now, there are over 250,000 seafarers who are trapped on ships that can't dock in ports and allow crews to disembark to put their feet on solid ground. It's just another tragic consequence of the global COVID 19 Pandemic . A…
Living Alone and Working From HomeAustralia, it seems it's finally ok to wear your trackie dacks to work - because it seems lots of us are working from home. As huge swathes of the country finds itself under lockdown, many of us have been slipping into that work from home routine. F…
The Amazon MonsterWhen Amazon founder and owner, Jeff Bezos, returned from his self aggrandising space flight recently, he made a point of thanking Amazon workers and customers for making it possible. What went unsaid, was that Bezos' Amazon is a corporate and digita…
Sally McManus on the broken bargain on wages.In an age of economic uncertainty, there is one thing that has remained - flat wage growth. ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, recently addressed the issue of Australia's desperate need for a pay rise as part of the Australia Institute's webinar serie…
On The Job with Francis Leach and Sally Rugg
By On The Job with Francis Leach and Sally Rugg
The way we work, how work is changing, how it used to be and what it might look like in the future.
It’s about who we work with, and who we work for.
It’s a discussion about the conditions in which we work and the demands of a job.
It’s talking about how it can be the best thing in our lives and also the worst.
Work can give us meaning and satisfaction, it can be the most challenging thing we’ve ever done and the most soul destroying days of our lives.
And that can all be in the same week!
Above all, we want to talk about work in a way that helps make work better for everyone