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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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ACTU 2015 Congress Policies

ACTU 2015 Congress Policies http://www.actu.org.au/our-work/actu-congress/actu-congress-2015/congress-policy-resolutions ACTU 2015 Congress: Class struggle? ACTU Congress 2015 is the presentation of many union campaigns and issues and the conclusion of ACTU Policy and the passing of resolutions that are worth supporting. (see my last blog for draft policies). I was reporting during the Congress week for Radio 3CR breakfast […]

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Peetz on Australian strikes

INDUSTRIAL CONFLICT WITH AWARDS, CHOICES AND FAIRNESS by David Peetz, Professor, Department of Employment Relations& Human Resources, Griffith University “To properly understand contemporary patterns of industrial conflict it is necessary to place them in their historical and national context. Attachment C to this submission, published as a chapter in a 2012 book, does this by […]

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ACTU submission to PC on 2. industrial action for collective bargaining agreements

I reproduce the ACTU submission to the Productivity Commission on industrial action and the legal right to strike. Protected industrial action The right to strike is one of the essential means available to workers and their organisations for the promotion and protection of their social and economic interests. These interests relate not only to better […]

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Peetz on unions

Are Australian trade unions part of the solution, or part of the problem? David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations and a member of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University. February 2015 from Australian Review of Public Affairs http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2015/02/peetz.html In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the failure of the […]

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CFMEU on interim Union report

The Minister for Employment Eric Abetz released the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. The Royal Commission has not found any corruption in the CFMEU. Instead they have made recommendations and findings regarding industrial disputes the union has been involved in. That’s not surprising for our industries where a […]

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Update: Urgent – Lobby Senators against Abbott’s work amendments

ACTU: Workplace and union and community organising on workplace amendments that are not in the interests of workers. See my earlier posts http://chriswhiteonline.org/2014/09/against-abbotts-fair-work-amendments/ Senate lobbying. Discuss how to add your voice urging Senators to reject the Abbott and Abetz “Fair” Work Act amendments. As well as the ALP and Greens, contact the “Independents” now. Petition […]

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On productivity

On productivity

Productivity of what for whom from Workers Bush Telegraph by Humphrey McQueen http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2013/08/23/productivity-of-what-and-for-whom/ Musical chairs among the parliamentary cretins brought no change to the gabble around ‘productivity’. As Rudd’s Education Minister, Gillard had spelt out that her policy even for pre-schoolers was to drive up productivity. Abbott is going to refer industrial relations to the […]

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We Built this Country

We Built this Country

SYDNEY BOOK LAUNCH “WE BUILT THIS COUNTRY BUILDERS’ LABOURERS AND THEIR UNIONS 1787 TO THE FUTURE” by Humphrey McQueen The book should be compulsory reading for new and old union officers and organisers; it will certainly challenge them to decide whether they are workers’ representatives or ‘workplace relations practitioners’. Howard Guille, former secretary of the […]

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