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CUB unionists struggle

CUB unionists win December: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/07/cub-55-workers-have-won-all-demands-in-industrial-dispute-says-union https://weareunion.typeform.com/to/YocpqB Update 25 August: Walk off by United Voice and CFMEU members supports sacked maintenance workers workers. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/beer-production-grinds-to-a-halt-as-abbotsford-brewery-staff-stop-work-20160825-gr0srg.html From the ETU Victoria In response to a large number of people struggling to comprehend what has occurred at CUB and how CUB can legally slash the wages of their maintenance workforce, […]

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More on the strike debate

Strike strategy today By Tim Goblet (I post this article on the US strike debate. I argue this strike debate is critical in Australia. At the end see references on this post to strikes and the right to strike – http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/06/right-to-strike/. I was in the US for the Verizon strike that was successful –http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-strike/ ) […]

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Campaign for the Right to Strike.

Unionists organising for the right to strike and for the effective strike Update July 18: From Don Sutherland Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century The Australian workers of the twenty first century need a strategy that defeats the penal powers of the twenty first century. It is all about a deeper meaning of democracy […]

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Verizon Workers strike – win

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade I post articles Chronicle of a Strike Update: Strike wins gains: CWA union http://www.cwa-union.org/news/releases/striking-verizon-workers-win-big-gains After Six-Week Strike, Verizon Workers Claim Major Victory as Deal Reached “This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect […]

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US Unions against the TPP

Update October more union campaigning in the US against the TPP and now Trump the TPP is dead. http://labornotes.org/2016/09/october-all-hands-deck-stop-tpp I had a conversation in Washington at the Teamsters Union with a briefing of not only the Teamsters very strong campaign anti-TPP but how all US unions, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and a range of […]

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Turnbull lies again on the ABCC

Update: With TurnbullPM returned, the Parliament is being urged by the corporates to pass the Stasi ABCC Bill. This is again a main priority for union activists to lobby Senators. Listen to my report on Radio 3CR http://www.3cr.org.au/solidaritybreakfast/episode-201608130730/motorkite-dreaming-i-abcc-threat-i-bendigo-street-homeless Earlier: PM Turnbull wants the vote of the return of the ABCC as the trigger for his […]

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“Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With”

Arts Peace Foundation http://artspeacefoundation.org The Graham F Smith autobiography “Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With” (2015, Wakefield) is a good read for comrades who lived the times and lessons to be debated for new comrades, labour historians, unionists, educators and the general public. We discover “wonderful stories, rich in humanity and with […]

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Return of ABCC before Senate, and DD election

Update: March 21: Turnbull with the DD election steps up the corporate/LNP pressure to again make more powerful the ABCC to destroy the building and construction unions and as well the MUA, AMWU and TWU and remove the right to organise and strike. Turnbull sacrifices workers’ safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union […]

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Making Portland a class struggle

Here I post reports of the MUA Portland struggle building a class struggle against the Turnbull and corporate attack on Australian jobs. See at end update on same happens to seamen sacked on the CSL Melbourne.Protest against Rio Tinto sackings https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61108 Video of militant speeches at the Melbourne Portland rally 27/1/2016 please distribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mYNo3GK9s&feature=youtu.be Photos […]

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