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Greece: what happens

I post some responses to the Greek political crisis. July 15th Solidarity rally with Greece Melbourne 5.30pm Parliament House and in other cities around the world. 1.Yanis Varoufakis on ABC Radio with Philip Adams http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/yanis-varoufakis-on-greek-crisis/ In his first interview since resigning as Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis took aim at Greece’s creditors, revealed the extent […]

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Dangerous allies

Queensland Peace actions this week: this wednesday 8th july 6.30pm public forum Brisbane and thursday IPAN Independent and Peaceful Australian Network Conference http://edgeqld.org.au/whats-on/public-forum-dangerous-allies Critique the Australia-US Alliance, and take part in building a national movement for an independent and peaceful Australia. The forum is the opening event for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) […]

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Greece votes No to Austerity!

We can give whatever solidarity we can to support the Greek people who have now voted no. I post some interesting articles. Update on No: Yanis Varoufakis – who has now resigned Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe. It is a NO to the dystopic vision of a Eurozone that […]

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ACTU 2015 Congress Policies

ACTU 2015 Congress Policies http://www.actu.org.au/our-work/actu-congress/actu-congress-2015/congress-policy-resolutions ACTU 2015 Congress: Class struggle? ACTU Congress 2015 is the presentation of many union campaigns and issues and the conclusion of ACTU Policy and the passing of resolutions that are worth supporting. (see my last blog for draft policies). I was reporting during the Congress week for Radio 3CR breakfast […]

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ACTU Congress 2015 draft policies

ACTU Congress 2015 draft policies with union delegates in Melbourne next week. Worth reading for support, amendment and debate. What are the strategies for implementation? how are workers’deciding? Covers: WORKERS’ RIGHTS 1. OUR SAFETY NET…………………………………………… 3 2. MODERNISING THE SYSTEM……………………………………. 7 3. A FAIR BARGAINING SYSTEM …………………………………….. 12 4. IMPROVING WORKERS RIGHTS TO REPRESENTATION …………………………….. […]

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Australia: independent from US war with China?

War preparations against China are just in time for “threats from the North” election. Can ‘war’ save the Abbott government? Registrations are now open for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Conference to be held in Brisbane on the 8th and 9th July. Come to hear Senator Scott Ludlam, Professor Richard Tanter and Professor Kozue […]

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Oliver on the ACTU

Dave Oliver ACTU at the National Press Club I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. My appreciation also goes to the many colleagues from the union movement who are here today or watching this broadcast. From the members […]

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Peetz on industrial relations affecting productivity

Does Industrial Relations Policy Affect Productivity? David Peetz* Abstract This article considers the link between productivity, fairness, and industrial relations (IR) policy at workplace, national, and international levels using data from micro- and macro-level empirical studies as well as data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the OECD, and other sources. There is some […]

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Peetz on employee voice and productivity

I reproduce other parts of David Peetz’s Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework. “One key question in this context is that of employee voice. There is mounting evidence that employee voice, or say over workplace matters, has a positive impact on economic performance.31 When managers seek to create ‘bundles’ of productivity–enhancing […]

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