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On Minister Cash

Here I post articles exposing PM Turnbull and Minister Cash using the AFP to try to smear the AWU and Shorten by again undermining workers’ basic rights to associate and combine together in unions and to engage in political campaigns against the LNP/corporate bosses. ACTU Change the Rules campaign http://www.australianunions.org.au/change_the_rules Waleed Aly “The AWU raid […]

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Chris White Reminiscences

2017 Chris White Reminiscences Many photos of a memorable event by Ridley and Ric. Thank you to all the speakers, MC Michael White and Director Kathryn Moyle and organisers. Great to see the hundreds of comrades. Thank you to Star Theatre, Adelaide.The recording of these celebrations are at the SA Library, please contact Labour Historian […]

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The 1917 Great Strike

From Amalia Wallace SEARCH Foundation Search members joined hundreds of trade unionists and labour movement activists at a commemorative dinner at the Eveleigh railway yards on Wednesday night in Sydney, to celebrate the Great Strike of 1917. The evening was also one of many fundraisers to support the completion of a documentary that will tell […]

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Responding to the penalty rates decision

1. From Don Sutherland (‘retired’ AMWU): Please debate. “Like many others I am very angry on several counts with the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for Australia’s lowest paid workers. Read decision https://www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/modern-award-reviews/am2014305-penalty-rates-case How else to react? here is my current thinking … This very wrong decision on several counts is […]

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The Future of Trade Unions in Australia

The Future of Trade Unions in Australia 2017 Ken McAlpine, National Tertiary Education Union, kmcalpine@nteu.org.au Sarah Roberts, National Tertiary Education Union, sroberts@nteu.org.au Abstract The Australian union movement has been in decline for several decades. The social and economic factors which have led to the decline are briefly examined. Unions have spent many years developing strategies […]

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RAFFWU

RAFFWU – the new Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. If you know of workers in the industry ask them to join. http://www.raffwu.org.au Update 28 January: Relevant speech by new President explaining why a new union https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/building-new-union-retail-and-fast-food-workers-union For many years while I was at the UTLC of SA, I worked with the right-wing SDA SA […]

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More on the strike debate

Strike strategy today By Tim Goblet (I post this article on the US strike debate. I argue this strike debate is critical in Australia. At the end see references on this post to strikes and the right to strike – http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/06/right-to-strike/. I was in the US for the Verizon strike that was successful –http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-strike/ ) […]

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Campaign for the Right to Strike.

Unionists organising for the right to strike and for the effective strike Update July 18: From Don Sutherland Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century The Australian workers of the twenty first century need a strategy that defeats the penal powers of the twenty first century. It is all about a deeper meaning of democracy […]

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Turnbull lies again on the ABCC

Update: With TurnbullPM returned, the Parliament is being urged by the corporates to pass the Stasi ABCC Bill. This is again a main priority for union activists to lobby Senators. Listen to my report on Radio 3CR http://www.3cr.org.au/solidaritybreakfast/episode-201608130730/motorkite-dreaming-i-abcc-threat-i-bendigo-street-homeless Earlier: PM Turnbull wants the vote of the return of the ABCC as the trigger for his […]

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