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Joe Hill by Mike Alewitz

Joe Hill – The Man Who Never Died concert

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
 Alive as you or me
 Says I, But Joe, you’re ten years dead I never died, says he
 I never died, says he. Labour, Anti-War Singer/Songwriter and Folk Musician Returns to Australia to Celebrate Joe Hill! Melbourne Saturday 28th November VTHC Bella Union 2pm. Come celebrate the […]

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Iraq unions win new labour law

Iraq unions win new labour law

Determined struggle brings Iraqi workers new labour law 26 Aug 2015 A ten-year national and international campaign has resulted in the enactment of a new labour code in Iraq. On 17 August the Iraqi parliament passed a new labour law allowing the right to strike and collective bargaining, prohibiting child labour, discrimination and sexual harassment. […]

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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here 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 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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Strike in India

Mass strike in India

150 million people participated in the strike today! All India General Strike is a great success all over the country. Right wing groups finally opted out and did not join the strike. But more than 150 million people participated in the strike! There are direct and radical actions at many places including train blockades in […]

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MUA in Hutchinson dispute

Stand with Hutchinson workers. Let us back in to work At the stroke of midnight, 97 workers were sacked by email. Nearly a week after sacking 40% of their workforce in one go, Hutchison Portsthe giant multi-national are still trying to spin the story and security guards in balaclavas still patrol the gates. Pledge […]

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Socialist Imperative

Lebowitz: The Socialist Imperative

Michael Lebowitz’s ‘The Socialist Imperative’: ‘A must-read for revolutionaries’ ‘The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now’ By Michael A. Lebowitz New York: Monthly Review Press, 2015. Review by Doug Enaa Greene July 28, 2015 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Those who open Michael Lebowitz’s new book, The Socialist Imperative, will find […]

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ACTU 2015 Congress Policies

ACTU 2015 Congress Policies 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 industrial relations affecting productivity

Does Industrial Relations Policy Affect Productivity? David Peetz* Abstract This article considers the link between productivity, fairness, and industrial relations (IR) policy at workplace, national, and international levels using data from micro- and macro-level empirical studies as well as data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the OECD, and other sources. There is some […]

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