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Victorian government attacks rights to protest and picket

Victorian government attacks rights to protest and picket

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Update: Laws pass Parliament Update: After a mass rally and labor, greens, union and NGO campaigning, the new Andrews’ Government has repealed these laws. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/20/victorian-anti-protest-laws-pass-lower-house Victoria Goes After Protest And Picket Rights By Adam Brereton Draconian changes to Victoria’s Summary Offences Act will empower police to move on […]

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2013-05-07-09-22-40

ACTU and CFMEU on Abetz’s new attack on building unions: the ABCC returns

Followers of this blog are aware since 2005 of my many arguments against Howard’s repression of building and construction unions by the ABCC, likened to the secret police Stasi powers but against union action, and the campaigns Rights at Work and the support Ark Tribe campaign (see http://chriswhiteonline.org/2013/08/3621/ and other ABCC links and references below). […]

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ACTU on coming attack on building workers: ABCC

ACTU on coming attack on building workers: ABCC

ACTU: THE new government’s revamped building watchdog is beginning to take shape and it will surprise no-one that it will be almost identical to the organisation established by the Howard Government to attack building workers’ rights. Last week, the worst suspicions were confirmed when it was announced that two notorious WorkChoices-era officials would be put […]

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Wal King and Leightons

Wal King and Leightons

AbbottPM vows to restore the anti-union ABCC with extreme policing powers against building unions legitimate union action (search ABCC), but of course does not apply such repression against the building employers. Who’s Who? Wal King AO here is the Age expose Going Rogue October 4, 2013 by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Read here: http://www.theage.com.au/national/going-rogue-20131004-2uzy5.html#ixzz2h1iCAUla […]

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On productivity

On productivity

Productivity of what for whom from Workers Bush Telegraph by Humphrey McQueen http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2013/08/23/productivity-of-what-and-for-whom/ Musical chairs among the parliamentary cretins brought no change to the gabble around ‘productivity’. As Rudd’s Education Minister, Gillard had spelt out that her policy even for pre-schoolers was to drive up productivity. Abbott is going to refer industrial relations to the […]

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Ark Tribe

Ark Tribe

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” AbbottPM brings back Stasi ABCC police against all unions. update 10th september.Members of the federal police could be assigned to monitor the activities of unions on building sites as part of plans by the new Coalition government to stamp out unlawful activity. The Australian Financial Review understands Prime […]

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Bob Carnegie contempt case dismissed: but common law damages case still on.

Bob Carnegie contempt case dismissed: but common law damages case still on.

With this first legal win, we have to keep the campaign going to have Abigroup withdraw against Bob Carnegie the ancient master and servant civil law torts for damages. October update:DAMAGES CASE AGAINST BOB AND THE CFMEU & ETU DUE TO START SOON. Daniel Randall, who has organised solidarity actions for Bob in London, writes: […]

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WSN  Right To Strike flyler - front page - FINAL

On the community assembly

Dave Kerin, veteran unionist, discusses ‘Community Assemblies’ with Chris White. CW: Good to talk to you. Your Enough! speech on Telstra was good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMIvYGqhX4 DK: Thanks, people respond to Enough! CW: Union discussions about our rights to organise with Abbott as PM are central. I campaign on the lack of our right to strike and […]

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Support Bob Carnegie

Support Bob Carnegie

Solidarity with Bob Carnegie An Injury to One is an Injury to All URGENT: All available to attend rally in support of MUA Member Bob Carnegie on this Monday 11th February in BRISBANE at the Federal Magistrates Court 8.30am 119 North Quay. Here is the campaign http://bobcarnegiedefence.wordpress.com/ Update 11th feb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbwh9E9oerc Report of day’s hearing: […]

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