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FWB: Corporations Law dominates

FWB: Corporations Law dominates

The Fair Work Bill (and now the Fair Work Act) based on the Corporations power in the Australian Constitution is the dominance of corporate law over labour law. The High Court in their ˜WorkChoices” decision held the Australian Constitution’s Corporations power allowed the Howard government legally the power to reduce the role of unions and […]

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right to strike

Workers’ Rights?

Repeal the Building Industry Act and WorkChoices Sydney August 16 2008 I support the campaign of the ACTU and the Construction Forest Mining and Energy Union and Noel Washington. I deal with: Right to strike for industry bargaining and right to strike to save the environment. Australian workers’ legal rights remain amongst the worst in […]

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strike as a last resort weapon

Concerns for the right to strike: Kevin Rudd “Facing the Future” 17/4/2007

I responded to Kevin Rudd’s statements against the right to srike he raised during the election. I have attacked PM Howard for removing the right to strike, almost to the point of suppression. I was surprised to hear Kevin Rudd 17/4/2007 targeting strikes as a problem. And on an individual’s basic human right to withdraw […]

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From Penal Colony to Penal Powers

The right to strike yesterday and today The right to strike is always agreed in principle. “We won’t remove the right to strike”, the Work Choices ads said. Employers agree “subject to restrictions” to protect their class interests. The Australian Council of Trade Union policy is for the workers’ right to withdraw labour without sanctions. […]

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