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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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Labour rights and the global crisis

ICTUR 2009

I am in London and met Daniel Blackburn the Director of the ICTUR, the International Committee on Trade Unipn Rights at their Internationa Office. Iasked: What are the priorities of ICTUR’s work? Without question the trade union rights situation in Colombia remains the most serious in the world. Miguel Puerto, a Colombian human rights lawyer […]

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Most read articles in Dec

Most read articles in Dec

Too many articles to handle? If you missed out on a great article from last month, here’s a quick digest of the most popular that you may want to check out: Leighton: Gillard’s honourable men Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 in ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission – Comments: (0) On Monday, 27 October, […]

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Santa Claus

Gaza:After Xmas!

These X-mas posts on Gaza are from the Australians for Palestine. War is Over!

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Not New York education

Not New York education

No, Julia! New York is Not Working New York City Schools Chancellor and prospective US Secretary of Education, Joel Klein, is in Australia next week to spruik his school reforms. The Federal Education Minister, Julia Gillard, claims that reforms such as reporting individual school results are “working” and have produced “remarkable outcomes”. She says that […]

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Most read articles in Nov

Most read articles in Nov

Too many articles to handle? If you missed out on a great article from last month, here’s a quick digest of the most popular that you may want to check out: A pensioner replies Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 in Social justice – Comments: (0) The ALP’s ditching of social equality has come back […]

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Best posts on Chris White Online

Best posts on Chris White Online

Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last month, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out: Avoid UK labour law pitfalls Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 in Collective Bargaining – Comments: (0) King’s College professor of law Keith Ewing […]

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YRAW rally Canberra against Howard's WorkChoices

Nothing if you are made redundant

An ALP government insisting there be no redundancy entitlements for millions of working families! This is another outrage. The Rudd government’s vigorous hard-line to keep WorkChoices to appease employer interests is denying any redundancy pay to workers who work for businesses under 15. With this severe capitalist financial crisis, these are the precarious workers already […]

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