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Greece: what happens

I post some responses to the Greek political crisis. July 15th Solidarity rally with Greece Melbourne 5.30pm Parliament House and in other cities around the world. 1.Yanis Varoufakis on ABC Radio with Philip Adams http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/yanis-varoufakis-on-greek-crisis/ In his first interview since resigning as Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis took aim at Greece’s creditors, revealed the extent […]

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Greece votes No to Austerity!

We can give whatever solidarity we can to support the Greek people who have now voted no. I post some interesting articles. Update on No: Yanis Varoufakis – who has now resigned Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe. It is a NO to the dystopic vision of a Eurozone that […]

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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 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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Why are there so few strikes?

Strike experience in the UK mirrors Australian experience, so are the reasons for the strike decline the same as argued here? Discuss. Why are there so few strikes? Simon Joyce http://www.isj.org.uk/www.isj.org.uk/index68c9.html?id=1038&issue=145 This article addresses a key issue for socialists: the current low level of strikes.1 As Alex Callinicos recently put it: The absence of any […]

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Debating tax reform

Tax reform debate – earlier on this blog. a. United Voice calls for crack down on large corporations tax avoidance http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/09/corporations-avoid-tax/ Now the ALP campaign: Stopping MultiNationals Tax Avoidance http://www.alp.org.au/fairshare The global corporate tax fraud: the issue http://redflag.org.au/article/global-corporate-tax-fraud Rich avoid tax http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/tax-evasion-by-super-rich-hurts-every-australian-20150103-12gbd5.html b ACTU millionaires tax http://chriswhiteonline.org/2012/05/millionaires-tax/ c.A National Land Tax http://chriswhiteonline.org/2011/11/a-national-land-tax/ d. Frank Stillwell […]

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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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Syriza wins in Greece

Further update: Seven Lessons from Greece Since taking power, Syriza hasn’t accepted what’s been imposed, but instead fought to create a new political landscape. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/02/seven-lessons-syriza-greece-troika/ Update: The anti-austerity far left party Syriza has won the Greek election by a decisive margin, but just short of an outright majority. http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/jan/25/greek-election-syriza-confident-of-victory-live-updates Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said his […]

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