Most read articles in Nov

Too many articles to handle? If you missed out on a great article from last month, here’s a quick digest of the most popular that you may want to check out:
  • A pensioner replies
    Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 in Social justice – Comments: (0)
    The ALP’s ditching of social equality has come back to bite it on the stimulus package. On 8 December, single pensioners will find $1400 in our bank accounts.
  • Avoid UK labour law pitfalls
    Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 in Collective Bargaining – Comments: (0)
    King’s College professor of law Keith Ewing drew parallels between Australia and the UK experience following the introduction of new union recognition laws by the Blair Government in his speech to the seminar.
  • Education campaign for our future
    Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 in Public Policy – Comments: (0)
    From the Australian Education Union. In Australia the federal government shares responsibility with state and territory governments for funding schools. Money is provided for both the ongoing operations of schools and for the capital works (new buildings and equipment) that schools need.
  • Global unions response to G20
    Posted on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)
    Trade union leaders from the G20 countries put forward a comprehensive plan to turn around the global economy, in meetings with world leaders in Washington DC on the eve of the financial crisis summit hosted by the US government on 15 November.
  • Greens: Forward to where?
    Posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission – Comments: (0)

    Your Rights At Work

    There are increasing concerns that the Government’s Forward with Fairness legislation will not be delivering sustainable fair workplace laws but rather will be serving up Work Choices-lite.

  • Paid Maternity Leave – Put it in 2009’s Federal Budget
    Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008 in Social justice – Comments: (0)
    Right now the Rudd Government is looking to drop paid maternity leave from 2009’s federal budget. Opinion polls, talk back radio and letters to editor clearly show time after time that Australians support government-funded paid maternity leave.
  • The Capitalist Workday, the Socialist Workday
    Posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)
    This speech was delivered by Michael A. Lebowitz at the “Roundtable Discussion on the Reduction of the Workday” (Centro International Miranda, Caracas, Venezuela, 24 April 2008).As May Day approaches, there are four things that are worth remembering:1 For workers, May Day does not celebrate a state holiday or gifts from the state but commemorates the struggle of workers from below.
  • Thesis Eleven
    Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)
    Clichés clog brains. Around the Left, none will do more mischief in meeting the challenge from the crisis in capital accumulation than two lines from Marx’s so-called “Theses on Feuerbach”: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
  • Unions are fun
    Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 in Collective Bargaining – Comments: (0)
    Robert Day, a branch secretary with the British public sector PCS in Birmingham, is the winner of the first-ever Labour Photo of the Year competition organized by LabourStart, the news and campaigning website of the international trade union movement.
  • US unions mobilized
    Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 in Capitalist Financial Crisis – Comments: (0)
    US unions sucessfully mobilized unionists and workers to vote for Obama and for reforms:on the economy, for green jobs and alternative energy, higher minimum wages, health care, rights to join a union, withdrawing troops from Iraq and ending the Reagan-Bush right wing political era.
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