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Cuts to the Public Sector

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

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

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

Common Dreams

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

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Marx on profit

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

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

AVAAZ

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

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Fair Work Bill

Fair Work Bill: right to information a fraud

The Fair Work Bill. The National Employment Standard. Right to information? Rights to information and consultation about work and employer decision-making is a key industrial relations issue. The ACTU found in a survey of 8,000 workers 70% were ‘very concerned or concerned’ about the lack of information and consultation in their workplace. So what is […]

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Fair Work Bill

FWB:a family friendly fraud

I am reading the Fair Work Bill that has new National Employment Standards,. But a standard that is not enforceable is not a right. Here is the family friendly fraud. The DPM’s response to the work/family collision is a NES ‘entitlement’. Employees with at least twelve months’ service can request ‘a change in working arrangements’ […]

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