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 2019 - An Australian Tradition of Reflection on Work - Download PDF or Word

Did you know that for over twenty years now the Catholic Church in Australia has marked the Feast of St Joseph the Worker with a pastoral letter?

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010518A Fair Day’s Pay – for the dignity of workers and the good of all - download PDF Word
On this Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, let us consider the importance of the just wage. This is particularly important in today’s Australia, where wage growth has been very slow and low-paid workers often experience real hardship.

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The right to work2017 - The Right to Work: Our shared responsibility - download PDF Word
There have been profound changes in Australia’s labour market over the past three decades. The decline of full-time permanent work, increasing casualisation of jobs and the entrenched disadvantage of people who are excluded mean that the two issues of insecure employment and unemployment have been constant themes on each Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker.

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Young people at work2015 - The Dignity of Work: When it matters most - download PDF Word
Fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI promulgated the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes. The opening words reaffirmed how the heart of the Christian vocation is bound to the welfare of humanity:

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Workers-stock-xchng2014 - Putting People First: The call for an economy of social inclusion - download PDF Word
Pope Francis has renewed the call of the Church to make the dignity of the human person the central focus of national and global economies.

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