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Stop the War on Workers rallies march 9th

Stop the War on Workers. First union 2017 rallies march 9th 10.30am -see all cities for details. CFMEU readies to fight Turnbull’s fight on the fair go https://vic.cfmeu.org.au/news/cfmeu-declares-readiness-fight-turnbull’s-war-fair-goNational protests www.facebook.com/events/227552291043928 CFMEU urges action https://vic.cfmeu.org.au/news/rally-stop-war-workers Background: Union responses to the cut in Sunday penalty rates decision http://chriswhiteonline.org/2017/02/responding-to-the-penalty-rates-decision/ Construction deaths continue: support the right to strike on […]

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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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China on Strike

“The real sleeping dragon—China’s enormous factory proletariat—is wide awake and fighting back on all fronts. Indeed, Here is first-hand evidence that Chairman Xi Jinping may soon confront the largest labor rebellion in history.” China on Strike Narratives of Workers’ Resistance by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and Hao Ren Edited by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and […]

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NUW wins Polar Fresh strike

The power of the strike to win demands is demonstrated by this NUW Polar Fresh strike defeating Coles. Yet again the employer use of penal powers – here an injunction from the Victorian Supreme Court against the solidarity “secondary” pickets https://www.nuw.org.au/campaigns/polar-fresh see also at end – leads to the necessity of a union wide political […]

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Verizon Workers strike – win

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade I post articles Chronicle of a Strike Update: Strike wins gains: CWA union http://www.cwa-union.org/news/releases/striking-verizon-workers-win-big-gains After Six-Week Strike, Verizon Workers Claim Major Victory as Deal Reached “This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect […]

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Return of ABCC before Senate, and DD election

Update: March 21: Turnbull with the DD election steps up the corporate/LNP pressure to again make more powerful the ABCC to destroy the building and construction unions and as well the MUA, AMWU and TWU and remove the right to organise and strike. Turnbull sacrifices workers’ safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union […]

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Dyson dumps TURC on workers

For background on Dyson Heydon’s $80 million union-hunt TURC see here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/08/dyson-dump/ For those who didn’t hear Senator Stephen Conroy‘s speech exposing Dyson Heydon‘s full links to the Liberal Party in the Senate on Tuesday this week, from IA: Read here https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/senator-stephen-conroy-exposes-heydons-full-links-to-the-liberal-party,8079 “His family has a longstanding relationship with the Liberal party. His father had […]

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Greece votes No to Austerity!

We can give whatever solidarity we can to support the Greek people who have now voted no. I post some interesting articles. Update on No: Yanis Varoufakis – who has now resigned Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe. It is a NO to the dystopic vision of a Eurozone that […]

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