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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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CUB unionists struggle

CUB unionists win December: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/07/cub-55-workers-have-won-all-demands-in-industrial-dispute-says-union https://weareunion.typeform.com/to/YocpqB Update 25 August: Walk off by United Voice and CFMEU members supports sacked maintenance workers workers. http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/beer-production-grinds-to-a-halt-as-abbotsford-brewery-staff-stop-work-20160825-gr0srg.html From the ETU Victoria In response to a large number of people struggling to comprehend what has occurred at CUB and how CUB can legally slash the wages of their maintenance workforce, […]

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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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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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Iraq unions win new labour law

Iraq unions win new labour law

Determined struggle brings Iraqi workers new labour law 26 Aug 2015 A ten-year national and international campaign has resulted in the enactment of a new labour code in Iraq. On 17 August the Iraqi parliament passed a new labour law allowing the right to strike and collective bargaining, prohibiting child labour, discrimination and sexual harassment. […]

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China FTA rejected by workers

No freedom for Australian workers. See the facts here http://ChinaFTAfacts.com The Abbott government’s hysterical call of racism against opponents is in response to unions’ campaign, backed so far, by ALP leaders. See CFMEU ad here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiSV1GmXvo4 Update from Crikey: CFMEU and union campaign biting http://www.crikey.com.au/2015/09/10/how-labor-has-exploited-voter-suspicion-of-free-trade/ From CFMEU: Plans to undertake a taxpayer funded advertising campaign […]

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Mass strike in India

150 million people participated in the strike today! All India General Strike is a great success all over the country. Right wing groups finally opted out and did not join the strike. But more than 150 million people participated in the strike! There are direct and radical actions at many places including train blockades in […]

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