Clay Lucas is workplace editor for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering state politics, urban affairs, transport and local government for The Age and Sunday Age. Clay won a Quill with Age investigative reporter Royce Millar in 2009.
Clay Lucas Heather Thomas spends her weekdays at university and her weekends waiting on tables.
Clay Lucas Push by owners would lead to a wages cut for more than half a million low-paid workers union says.
Clay Lucas and Ben Schneiders Individual workers will be able to strike a deal with their employer over hours and working conditions, but only if they remain better off overall, under the opposition's new industrial relations...
Clay Lucas, Ben Schneiders, Daniel Hurst Individual workers will be able to negotiate with their employers over hours and working conditions but only if they remain better off overall, under the opposition's new industrial relations policy.
Clay Lucas, Daniel Hurst, Ben Schneiders A Coalition government would allow individual negotiations between a worker and an employer over workplace conditions - as long as the worker was better off overall.
Clay Lucas Telstra and other companies that reap millions of dollars in public money from contracts with the Australian government should lose this work if they send large numbers of jobs overseas, unions argue.
Daniel Hurst and Clay Lucas Dubious applications for foreign worker visas have been approved because rules prevented officials from investigating their suspicions, the federal government argues.
Clay Lucas Two out of three homes in Australia built between World War II and the early 1980s still contain asbestos and building unions will launch a campaign in Sydney on Wednesday demanding new laws to...
Jane Lee and Clay Lucas Religious organisations, including those funded by the state government, retain their legal right to discriminate against pregnant women under a new human rights bill.
Clay Lucas Former ACTU chief Jeff Lawrence is being tipped for appointment to the nation's industrial relations commission by Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten.
Clay Lucas Fraud squad detectives have seized 10 boxes of documents from the offices of the Victorian Health Services Union.
Clay Lucas Young workers, especially those in hospitality and retail, should be wary of being underpaid over the Christmas holiday period, Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says.
Clay Lucas Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has questioned whether the author of a memo banning workers on Chevron's Gorgon liquefied gas project from sitting down on the job was seated when he wrote...
Clay Lucas Nine companies served with subpoenas seeking evidence against federal MP Craig Thomson.
Judith Ireland, Clay Lucas Craig Thomson's lawyer has praised Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Manager of Opposition Business Christopher Pyne for toning down their attacks on his client.
Clay Lucas Managers would be forced to consider requests from employees for family-friendly working hours and if they refused could be taken to the industrial relations commission, under a plan to be put...
Clay Lucas Craig Thomson has denied scores of allegations that he used his Health Services Union credit card to pay for personal travel expenses, flights and prostitutes.
Clay Lucas Decades of neglect by both sides of politics leaves nation far behind the rest of world, union boss says.
Clay Lucas The man poised to take over the Health Services Union in New South Wales has vowed to keep it apart from the Labor Party in the wake of the union's leadership disgrace.
Clay Lucas THE ACTU will stage a summit on insecure work next March at Old Parliament House in Canberra in a bid to put the issue firmly on the agenda ahead of next year’s federal election.