An Epidemic of Unpaid Work

In today's chronically depressed labour market, workers will go to unprecedented lengths to find and keep a job -- even agreeing to work for free!  ABC's RN program Future Tense recently explored the rising prevalence of unpaid work in Australia's economy, including staying at work after hours, taking your work home with you (such as e-mails that never stop), and unpaid internships.

The program features an interview with Centre Economist and Director Jim Stanford on the economic causes, and consequences, of unpaid work.  Access the interview here (click "Download Audio" to hear the show).  ABC Online also published a news story based on the program, available here.


ACNC_Registered_Charity_Logo

get updates