Archive | February, 2012
ACTU for the right to strike reforms of FWA

ACTU for the right to strike reforms of FWA

ACTU submission on the FWA Review February 2012 Section only on the Restrictions on taking protected industrial action – one key reform for the Gillard government and Minister Bill Shorten “The UN and ILO recognise the freedom to strike as a fundamental human right. It is particularly important in the context of collective bargaining. However, […]

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Len Cooper: Campaign for the Right to Strike

Len Cooper: Campaign for the Right to Strike

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE AND ORGANISE IN AUSTRALIA by Len Cooper (Please distribute. Make your contributions to education for the Right to Strike Campaign,) “It is not well understood in Australia, but working people are denied the right to strike almost entirely. We are within a hairs breath of being denied the right to strike […]

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McQueen on WikiLeaks

McQueen on WikiLeaks

Humphrey McQueen: WikiLeaks can help us interpret and change the world More than 400 people crowded into a lecture theatre at the University of Technology Sydney on February 17 a public forum, “Don’t shoot the messenger: WikiLeaks, Assange and Democracy”. The forum was organised by the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition. http://stopwarcoalition.org/support-assange-and-wikileaks-coalition/ Speakers at the […]

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Melbourne forum on strikes and right to strike

Melbourne forum on strikes and right to strike

In Australia – No Right to Strike Qantas lockout, Nurses denied justice! Tuesday 6.30pm 28 February Socialist Alliance Public Meeting Resistance Centre Level 5, 407 Swanston St Melbourne City (opposite RMIT) Paul Gilbert, Asst Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation Baiada Chicken Factory Worker, 2011 strike participant Len Cooper, CEPU – Telecommunications State Secretary & founder of […]

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Canberra forum on strikes

Canberra forum on strikes

Canberra: Strikes and the Right to Strike Forum 1pm Friday 24th February 2012 Place: Unions ACT Training room at 189 Flemington Rd, Mitchell Chris White reports on strikes and the right to strike for the Forum discussion. The National Right to Strike Campaign 2012 Unions resolve to ensure the Fair Work Act become ILO International […]

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Invading East Timor

Invading East Timor

Who really invaded East Timor in World War II by Clinton Fernandes posted by Jose Teixeira http://www.facebook.com/jteixeira.timor.leste/posts/3332701680568

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Global Stagnation and China

Global Stagnation and China

Global Stagnation and China By John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney February 2012 — Monthly Review Five years after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–09 began there is still no sign of a full recovery of the world economy. Consequently, concern has increasingly shifted from financial crisis and recession to slow growth or stagnation, […]

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Protest Apple

Protest Apple

From GetUp Our friends at SumOfUs are leading this global campaign to hold Apple’s treatment of its workers to the same high standards Apple demands of its products. Working conditions are terrible for the people who make, by hand, each and every gadget Apple sells. In extreme cases, people are literally dying while doing their […]

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Alcock on OHS

Alcock on OHS

ARK TRIBE, THE ABCC & THE AUSTRALIAN CRISIS IN OHS&W by Andy Alcock Introduction I was asked by the members of the Eco Socialist Convergence in South Australia to prepare a pamphlet about the struggles by the union movement to have the most effective OHS&W laws in Australia to protect workers from death, disease and […]

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