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MUA in Hutchinson dispute

Stand with Hutchinson workers. Let us back in to work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHF1AVE_8mA 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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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. http://monthlyreview.org/books/pb5465/ 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 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 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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Peetz on employee voice and productivity

I reproduce other parts of David Peetz’s Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework. “One key question in this context is that of employee voice. There is mounting evidence that employee voice, or say over workplace matters, has a positive impact on economic performance.31 When managers seek to create ‘bundles’ of productivity–enhancing […]

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Peetz against competition law

The right-wing corporate political LNP push to take away workers’ rights by having the law on competition policy dominate over “labour law.” please discuss in workplaces. I reproduce the first part of David Peetz’s Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework. ‘This focuses here only on a specific matter: • aspects of […]

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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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