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Dyson dumps TURC on workers

For background on Dyson Heydon’s $80 million union-hunt TURC see here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/dyson-dump/ For those who didn’t hear Senator Stephen Conroy‘s speech exposing Dyson Heydon‘s full links to the Liberal Party in the Senate on Tuesday this week, from IA: Read here https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/senator-stephen-conroy-exposes-heydons-full-links-to-the-liberal-party,8079 “His family has a longstanding relationship with the Liberal party. His father had […]

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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here http://ChinaFTAfacts.com The Abbott government’s hysterical call of racism against opponents is in response to unions’ campaign, backed so far, by ALP leaders. See CFMEU ad here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiSV1GmXvo4 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/09/10/how-labor-has-exploited-voter-suspicion-of-free-trade/ From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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Dyson Dump

Dyson Heydon obviously is Abbott’s/Turnbull’s anti-labour advocate. He usually, as the extreme legal cleric, covers his right-wing habitat. But here Dyson “fails” to notice his “appearance” of Liberal Party association. Dyson go now – at least on your test. ‘Among the factors weighing against Mr Heydon’s continued role are his own words in the case […]

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ACTU 2015 Congress Policies

ACTU 2015 Congress Policies http://www.actu.org.au/our-work/actu-congress/actu-congress-2015/congress-policy-resolutions ACTU 2015 Congress: Class struggle? ACTU Congress 2015 is the presentation of many union campaigns and issues and the conclusion of ACTU Policy and the passing of resolutions that are worth supporting. (see my last blog for draft policies). I was reporting during the Congress week for Radio 3CR breakfast […]

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ACTU Congress 2015 draft policies

ACTU Congress 2015 draft policies with union delegates in Melbourne next week. Worth reading for support, amendment and debate. What are the strategies for implementation? how are workers’deciding? Covers: WORKERS’ RIGHTS 1. OUR SAFETY NET…………………………………………… 3 2. MODERNISING THE SYSTEM……………………………………. 7 3. A FAIR BARGAINING SYSTEM …………………………………….. 12 4. IMPROVING WORKERS RIGHTS TO REPRESENTATION …………………………….. […]

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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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Peetz on unions

Are Australian trade unions part of the solution, or part of the problem? David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations and a member of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University. February 2015 from Australian Review of Public Affairs http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2015/02/peetz.html In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the failure of the […]

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