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Save our unions

Lessons are here for Australian unionists in a new Steve Early book on US unions – here promoted, reviewed and chapter posted. As well, Joe Burns on the public sector unions and strikes. “Reading “Save our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress” is like sitting in on a seminar on the modern labor movement—with […]

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Disastrous GMH closing

Born in SA, my father worked in the car industry as did his father and my cousins as well, but with scholarships available I went to the University, but after that worked as a union official for years defending car manufacturing. So, GMH pullS out of Australia after years of financial assistance and, reportedly exporting […]

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Cuts to the Public Sector

Please circulate this website on the impact of government cuts to the public sector by the CPSU. http://cutshurt.com.au/cuts-hurt-everyone

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Argentina National Strike

Argentine Organised Labour Plans National Strike BUENOS AIRES, June 27 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) – For the first time in decades the powerful Argentine organised labour movement has confirmed it is going ahead with a much debated national strike Wed against a Peronist government, which allegedly rests on support precisely from the unions and a long history of […]

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May Day poem

Prayer for the Eve of May Day Shine, sun, for May DAY! We are not yet so strong That we can give you orders, but we must Have your co-operation in our festival. Let not a cloud obscure your radiance, But shine on high as we do here below. Shine, sun for May Day! You […]

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Common Dreams

I read daily news and analysis from US Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/

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Manual labour

Labour Start photo – manual labour http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmasad/3951175816/ View other photos http://www.labourstart.org/lpoty/

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ICT in schools

For research on ICT in schools with student voices ‘Listening to Students’ and Educators’ Voices: Research Findings’ by Associate Professor Kathryn Moyle, the DPM has released this: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/DigitalEducationRevolution/Resources/Pages/Resources.aspx http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_091022_114337.aspx

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AVAAZ

Web based actions https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ Sign the Climate Change petition and others

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