Archive | April, 2015
Right to strike

Peetz on Australian strikes

INDUSTRIAL CONFLICT WITH AWARDS, CHOICES AND FAIRNESS by David Peetz, Professor, Department of Employment Relations& Human Resources, Griffith University “To properly understand contemporary patterns of industrial conflict it is necessary to place them in their historical and national context. Attachment C to this submission, published as a chapter in a 2012 book, does this by […]

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ACTU submission to PC on 2. industrial action for collective bargaining agreements

I reproduce the ACTU submission to the Productivity Commission on industrial action and the legal right to strike. Protected industrial action The right to strike is one of the essential means available to workers and their organisations for the promotion and protection of their social and economic interests. These interests relate not only to better […]

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ACTU submission to PC on 1. collective bargaining agreements

As this blog details union arguments to reform collective bargaining under the Fair Work Act, I reproduce a section of the ACTU submission to the Productivity Commission. Collective Bargaining: (1) Making an agreement. Restrictions on the content of agreements We are firmly of the view that there is no place in our Industrial Relations laws […]

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Abbott in globalised war

Abbott PM keenly promotes globalised war. Update: B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions: US http://www.smh.com.au/world/b1-bombers-coming-to-australia-to-deter-beijings-south-china-sea-ambitions-us-20150515-gh23zl.html United States beefs up military assets in Asia, sends B-1 bomber aircraft to Australia as deterrent to China’s ‘destabilising effect’ in region. Read here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-15/united-states-sends-b-1-bomber-aircraft-to-australia/6471528 1. Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows that Washington has globalized […]

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Anzac: more on The One Day of the Year

ANZAC for our family means Alan Seymour’s famous play on ANZAC “The One Day of the Year.” Our mother, theatre director Jean Marshall directed the first performance after the Adelaide Festival Board banned it. Here are tributes to Alan Seymour who died recently, 1. Alan Seymour unravelled not just Anzac day but Australia’s ‘knotty roots’ […]

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