Archive | October, 2008
capitalist crisis severe

Survey on crisis

Please see the link below to an online survey based on the ‘work-in-progress’ developed by SEARCH Foundation members on the global finance and economic crisis. Take a few minutes to work through the questions, to assist in finding the best way to communicate about this crisis with working people, and to find practical demands and […]

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Right to strike

Australia at work

This research on Australians in work is essnetial for understanding industrial relations and labour law debates. From the Executive Summary. ‘The aim of the Australia at Work project is to contribute up-to-date evidence-based research to a rapidly changing industrial relations policy environment. Australia at Work tracks 8,000 workers over five years to understand the dynamics […]

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The War of Wealth McQueen on the capitalist crisis

Capitalising the banks

Full and partial takeovers of banks are reviving interest in their nationalisation as a good in itself. This notion has significance here because the failure of the Chifley government’s failure to do so in the late 1940s served as a sop “true believers” in the ALP’s milk-and-water Socialist Objective. Hence, it is important to understand […]

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Safe work week

Safe work week

Safe Work Week timely reminder of human cost of workplace tragedies and need for strong OHS laws Friday, 24 October 2008 from ACTU The unacceptably high human cost of workplace death and injury highlights the need for stronger national workplace health and safety laws, the ACTU said today. As union members around the country hold […]

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first join a union

PM could say this

PM and the DPM could say this on TV and at meetings…it may assist. Obama says it. any Labor MP? Being in a union assists facing the coming depression. Being in a union assists your rights at work. Being in a union assists collective bargaining. Being in a union is about fairness.

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right to strike on the environment

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge

Australia destroys its own Stonehenge: First images showing full impact of Woodside’s new LNG plant in the heart of the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia. http://www.standupfortheburrup.com/1.jpg Friends of Australian Rock Art is today releasing recent aerial photographs which show for the first time the full extent of Woodside’s destruction of a globally significant rock art area […]

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Depression

Depression

“The Depression: A Long-Term View” by Immanuel Wallerstein. The depression has started. Journalists are still coyly enquiring of economists whether or not we may be entering a mere recession. Don’t believe it for a minute. We are already at the beginning of a full-blown worldwide depression with extensive unemployment almost everywhere. It may take the […]

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Chinese workers fight back

The case of Ole Wolff (Yantai) Electronics Ltd This case of unusual rank and file union activism in China can be seen as both good and bad news. The good news is that, in the North-Eastern Chinese port city of Yantai there are workers’ willing to struggle for two years for their right to form […]

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Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia?

Safe Work Australia – Joint Greens, Coalition & Xenophon statement The Deputy Prime Minister is walking away from safety consultation at the highest level by refusing to incorporate the Senate amendments in the Safe Work Australia Bill. An unlikely alliance of the Greens, the Independents and the Coalition says that Julia Gillard is turning her […]

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