The recent establishment of the Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union in New Zealand, and its proposed advocacy against minimum wage breaches and workplace sexual harassment and bullying, begs the question: why aren’t more Australian lawyers joining legal-specific unions or starting their own such movements?
Listen to Jerome and Alana’s discussion about the issues in legal practice that may give rise to a need for a lawyers’ union, how such advocacy could operate and how to overcome perceived issues with industry-specific unions.
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• Why workplace wellness may be Australia’s next royal commission
• Why young lawyers can and should become sole practitioners