Archive | July, 2009
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Stand tall

Stand Tall for Ark Tribe Come gather round and listen To the thunder rolling in, ˜Cos the rich are trying to break us And we’re not gonna let them win. Well they tried it on the wharfies With scabs and thugs and lost, So how to break the building sites Where the workers won’t be […]

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Save our schools

Save our schools gives critical analysis of educational issues. If you believe the DPM is doing well in education, read this website. http://www.soscanberra.com/

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Procurement debate

In the lead up to the Labor conference, the right-wing are attacking the unions’ sensible procurement policy. Here is the ACTU 2009 policy. ‘Government Procurement Policy Australian Jobs, Industry and Decent Industrial Relations Preamble 1. The federal and state governments’ expend billions of dollars every year on the acquisition of goods and services. At a […]

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China’s workers protesting

Going it alone: a new report on the state of the workers’ movement in China China’s workers are taking to the streets in ever increasing numbers. Angered by management abuses, and emboldened by the passage of new labour legislation, they are staging strikes, roadblocks and protests to demand the payment of wages in arrears, better […]

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ACTU Jobs summit

The ACTU Jobs Summit: Pathways to Recovery addressed the impact of Global Financial Crisis on working Australians and their families. Opening with an address from Professor Richard Freeman from Harvard University, the summit heard from four workers who have recently lost their jobs – representing a small part of the over 115,000 Australians and the […]

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Solidarity South Korean workers

1700 Workers of Ssangyong in Korea have been in strike to defend their Jobs beginning in the 28th of may. The plant is occupied by workers and their families. On 27th of June, 3000 armed strikebreakers, supported by water guns and helicopters, tried to break the resistance. After more than 24 hours, the company withdrew […]

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Pay freeze

Pay freeze for low paid workers is unfair and discriminatory, say unions 8 July 2009 A pay freeze for workers reliant on minimum award wages is unfair and discriminatory, say unions. The decision to freeze award minimum wages will leave more than 1.3 million Australians worse off in real terms. The average award worker will […]

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Economics for everyone

Jim Stanford, the national economist for the Canadian Auto Workers Union is to tour Sydney, melbourne and Adelaide. Jim is renowned in North America as an outstanding public speaker, columnist and author who challenges the “facts”, logic, and implications of mainstream neoliberal and pro capitalist economics. His recent book, Economics for Everyone : A Short […]

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Finance inquiry

Australia Needs a Comprehensive Financial System Inquiry by economists Joshua Gans, Nicholas Gruen, Christopher Joye, Stephen King, John Quiggin and Sam Wylie Ever since the severe market failures in Australia’s securitisation industry were identified in 2008, we have been concerned that these problems were partly attributable to more fundamental flaws in Australia’s ageing regulatory architecture […]

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