Archive | December, 2008
Acting PM backs business.

Acting PM backs business.

The Acting DPM has brushed aside union threats to mount a case against her workplace reforms in the world’s top labour forum the ILO, when she knows her Fair Work Bill is in breach of minimum labour standards. The PM in his sppech in Parliament in 2005 attacked the breaches of the ILO with WorkChoices […]

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USA: Israel attack on Gaza

The Israeli’s step up their genocide of the Palestinians. I condemn this brutality. In the US… http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/315.html

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China: rules on the new contract employment law

China: rules on the new contract employment law

China: Employment Strategy For Foreign Investors In China After The Publication Of The Implementation Rules Of The Labor Contract Law. Please read other posts on Employment Contract law. This is an update by by Winston Zhao, Jessie Tang, Wilson L.K. Sung, Bob Oberlies and Zhe Wang. www.mondaq.com Ever since the promulgation of the Labor Contract […]

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Gaza:After Xmas!

These X-mas posts on Gaza are from the Australians for Palestine. War is Over!

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Financial crisis and democratic public finance

How bad can get it?

The Portuguese Communist and Nobel Prize-winning author, Jose Saramago published Blindness (1995) a novel in which an entire society loses the ability to see. Everything goes white. The blindness starts with a few cases, spreads, and becomes a pandemic. We can suppose that Saramago is thinking about ethical blindness. Nonetheless, for any moral to convince, […]

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Financial crisis and democratic public finance

Globalization from Below

Next Steps for Globalization from Below Previously Global Labor Strategies described the vision laid out in the “Beijing Declaration” on “The global economic crisis: An historic opportunity for transformation” and the specific proposals that make up its” transitional program” to move toward a “radically different kind of political and economic order.” This post looks at […]

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Swindle Inc?

With the exposure of the $US50bn scam by NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff, another joint has fallen off the walking corpse that is real existing capitalism. This latest blow to confidence is astounding for its simplicity. Madoff paid dividends out of new investments. He could do so because of irrational confidence in his kind. Humphrey McQueen […]

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Rights on site campaigns to abolish the ABCC

Leighton: Gillard’s honourable men

On Monday, 27 October, a floor collapsed during construction of an office block in Canberra’s CBD. Such assaults were nothing new for the lead contractor, Leighton. Union officials pointed to the 70-hour weeks being demanded by the company. A lesser failure had happened two weeks earlier. No one should have been working under the floor. […]

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Financial crisis and democratic public finance

Search on capitalist crisis

The global financial crisis has dominated the headlines for months and has affected countries all around the world. Although, national governments have stepped in to prevent the collapse of the financial system, the world is heading for a major recession. Australians nearing retirement have seen the value of their super fall dramatically while workers face […]

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