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 the Right To Strike Campaign
Tim Gooden, Secretary Geelong Trades Hall Council.
It used to be the common view that only dictators ban strikes and shackle trade unions. In Australia currently there are so many legal restrictions on industrial action that the right to strike is effectively illegal and even bans may breach industrial laws.
Victorian nurses and state public sector workers were forced to lift their industrial bans. Qantas workers took a very little industrial action before being locked out and barred from taking further action.
What tactics and strategy can workers use to win industrial campaigns? What are the limits that Australian governments have imposed on the right to strike or other forms of industrial action?
For information: 96398622 or 041337797
www.socialist-alliance.org.au

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