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Sarah Kaine

Sarah Kaine

Associate Professor UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Sarah Kaine lectures in HRM and IR in the UTS Business School. Her research focuses on several broad themes: employee representation, the development and exercise of employee voice, the formal and informal regulation of employment relations and HRM and sustainability. Specifically Sarah is interested in innovation in employment regulation – beyond the bounds of traditional labour law, Corporate Social Responsibility and its link to industrial relations and the role of leadership in promoting sustainability and CSR. Prior to becoming an academic Sarah worked as an industrial relations practitioner and a consultant to not-for-profit organisations.

Working conditions in aged care homes are awful, largely because the work is done by women

Oct 29, 2019 19:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

The aged care royal commission is the just the latest in an avalanche of reviews and inquires over three decades that have found the same things: abuse and neglect and, lying behind them, appalling work conditions. Our...

How the major parties stack up on industrial relations policy

May 07, 2019 03:07 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Politics

Today we kick off a four-part election series on wages, industrial relations, Labor and the union movement ahead of the 2019 federal election. You can read an analysis of Labors living wage policy here. Industrial...

People power is finally making the gig economy fairer

Aug 13, 2018 14:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

New York City legislated this week to require a minimum pay rate for rideshare drivers the result of a two-year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild. This massive mobilisation of drivers in New York could...

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Economy

S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

South Korea will provide over $5 million to assist the emerging economies of Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti in helping deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and pursue digital and green development...

Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

The Portuguese government has selected 37 consortiums interested in building production units of green energy in the country. Portugal is preparing an application to Europes Important Project of Common European Interest...

German automotive industry optimistic of export prospects

Export expectations in Germanys manufacturing sector rose in July to 6.9 points from the -2.2 in the previous month with the automotive industry among the most optimistic due to economic recovery in many...

German real GDP growth shrinks in Q2 2020, likely to rebound in Q3

Germanys real GDP shrank in the second quarter by 10.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis. The fall was therefore slightly larger than consensus expectations of a decline of 9 percent. According to statisticians, all...

WTO to look into S. Korea-Japan trade feud

The World Trade Organizations dispute settlement body will set up a panel to probe South Koreas complaint against Japans export restrictions. The decision was put off for a month due to Tokyos opposition. South Korea...

Politics

Joe Biden: Former VP pushes for Congress to pass emergency housing package following expiration of unemployment benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended millions of Americans financially, with those who rent their homes facing a tough living situation as well. Former vice president Joe Biden has now called on Congress to pass an emergency...

Barack Obama: Former POTUS criticizes Donald Trump's attempts at voter suppression in time for November elections

Former President Barack Obama has begun to openly take jabs at his successor, Donald Trump, especially as of late upon his opposition to mail in or absentee voting for the primaries and elections. During his speech at the...

Donald Trump: POTUS to accept Republican re-nomination in private convention

Donald Trump is facing reelection this year and is set to accept his partys renomination. However, it appears that Trump will be accepting the renomination in private as the upcoming Republican National Convention will not...

Donald Trump: POTUS says Dr. Anthony Fauci's explanation for COVID-19 surge is wrong

Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci have often clashed over the past several months over the facts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Trump recently tried to contradict the infectious diseases expert once...

Science

COVID-19: Scientist claims coronavirus created in military lab, not in wet market

Ever since its outbreak in Wuhan, China back in December of 2019, scientists have been trying to look into the origins of COVID-19 with several theories as to where the virus came from. According to a leading scientist,...

NASA: Scientists warn about 'Bermuda Triangle in space' that could affect spacecraft carrying Perseverance Rover

NASA successfully launched its Perseverance Rover on its seven-month voyage to Mars to look for signs of life. However, prior to the launch, the agencys scientists have warned about a region in space dubbed as the Bermuda...

Mars mission: Scientist warns the only way to determine if there was life on Mars is to bring back samples

NASAs Perseverance Rover successfully launched into space today with the rover playing a big part in the preparation for future Mars missions. However, as the rovers objective is to search the Red Planet for signs of life,...

Donald Trump: POTUS defends use of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 cure

As of now, there has yet to be a definite cure for COVID-19. However, Donald Trump continues to insist that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine can be used as such. BBC reports that Trump defended the use of...

Technology

What happens to TikTok users when Donald Trump bans social media app

United States President Donald Trump has been clear about his intentions to ban TikToks operations in the country. Users of the video-sharing platform may already be wondering how the White Houses looming decision can...

Upcoming ‘PUBG Mobile’ beta may include Erangel 2.0

PUBG Mobile players in the global scene could one step closer to finally getting the Erangel 2.0 map. The update is rumored to be added in the upcoming beta version going live early this week. PUBG Mobile Erangel 2.0...

New iPads, iPhone 12, and MacBook with Apple Silicon packed in one October event?

Things just got way more interesting this week for anyone keeping tabs on Apple leaks. One of the most reliable leakers on Twitter reports more iPads are going to be released this year. Then, Apple seemingly confirmed that...

‘Red Dead Online’ Halloween Event features and special cosmetics leak online

Rockstar Games have recently been teasing fans with more updates to arrive on its online multiplayer game. While some upcoming content for Red Dead Online is already announced, others such as themed events are still under...

‘The Last of Us’ TV series might introduce Ellie’s mother, here’s why

With most fans likely finish playing the second The Last of Us game by now, they might be wondering what project to expect from Naughty Dog next. While a trilogy is still not set in stone, the post-apocalyptic saga...
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