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Our Long Depression

Our Long Depression

The nature of the current Long Depression. by Michael Roberts http://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/marxism-in-london-socialism-in-slovenia/ There were three things that I wanted to argue in that presentation. First, I argued that Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall was the underlying cause of the cycle of recurrent crises (booms and slumps) in modern economies, […]

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MUA Bust the Budget

On unions – july 2014

The royal commission into trade unions is a political witch hunt. If Ministers have ordered the public service to pursue this anti-democratic frolic, it’s a clear abuse of power. The government is aiming for a union-free Australia. by Tim Lyons The residents of the right-wing fever swamp on the internet who are following the process […]

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Budget responses

After the large March in March, Melbourne had again 20,000 in the first Budget Sunday communities March in May. The VTHC is organising further working class responses.Stop-work to attend the Budget protest on June 12th 10.30 am at the VTHC,Trades Hall (54 Victoria St). This Budget Fight back was debated at the All Unions General […]

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More Abbott lies

More Abbott lies

Update: Abbott’s Wreckage http://sallymcmanus.net/abbotts-wreckage/ Working Life By the Working Life Team February 04, 2014 Voters fear individual contracts under Tony Abbott. We are ‘donating’ $110 billion to our employers every year. Push to cut penalty rates poses $billion threat to economy Does Abbott actually believe in the manufacturing industry? pt 4 below Five reasons why […]

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McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

McManus on Abbott: a list and WorkChoices

1. Sally McManus provides a list on PM Abbott’s Wreckage.2. On PM Abbott and WorkChoices. 3. Royal Commission into unions. 1.TRACKING ABBOTT’S WRECKAGE Update: 134 broken promises to I May http://sallymcmanus.net/abbotts-wreckage/ Tony Abbott has been in power since 7 September 2013. From that moment, he and his government have broken promises and hurt Australians. This […]

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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

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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More on class unionism

More on class unionism

Following the recent post on ‘Belgium: Class trade unionism seeks political expression’,I argue that these 8 questions have to be addressed – sooner rather than later – by Australian unions facing AbbottPM’s on-going corporate class assault. Belgium: Eight questions on trade union independence and politics Document of the General Federation of Belgian Labour (Fédération Générale […]

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On class unionism

On class unionism

While Australian unions are strong on ‘community unionism’, I have argued we are weak on ‘class unionism’ and agreed that the capitalist crisis in Europe and severe ruling class attacks on people under austerity is not yet as pronounced in Australia, we can learn from this Belgian union’s change of strategy to class trade unionism […]

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