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Elliott Johnston speaks

Elliott Johnston speaks

Elliott Johnston’s title was ‘the rule of law’ but he soon turned to capitalism and politics and cites Don Dunstan and supports self-determination for aboriginal people, the environment and workers rights and more… Public Forum on the 5 October, 2004, to a packed Elder Hall University of Adelaide. Organised by Australian Options with the support […]

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Burrow ITUC and ILO condemn Fiji Junta

Burrow ITUC and ILO condemn Fiji Junta

ILO Condemns Fiji Junta over Labour Rights 18 November 2011: The UN’s International Labour Organisation has issued a strong condemnation of Fiji’s military Junta over severe violations of labour rights. The ILO’s Committee on Freedom of Association described the situation there as “extremely serious” and requiring urgent attention. The ruling follows the arrests of Daniel […]

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Ban on Baiada chickens at Coles

Ban on Baiada chickens at Coles

Update on dispute by Sue Bolton http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/49497 Read background. Sarel Singh was 34 years old. He was a loving husband and newly immigrated from India. In August last year he was decapitated in a gruesome workplace accident. It was the second death in six years at –– Baiada Select Poultry a company repeatedly found guilty […]

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ACTU President Ged Kearney Darwin on secure Jobs

Secure jobs

Secure jobs for a better future in NT The operators of a major gas processing plant planned for near Darwin must ensure they employ local workers in secure jobs to ensure a strong future for the region’s economy, ACTU President Ged Kearney will tell a function in Darwin today. Ms Kearney will address the APHEDA […]

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Presidential visit to Darwin

Presidential visit to Darwin

ACTU President Ged Kearney tomorrow tuesday 15th will present a roundtable seminar on precarious work for Unions NT at United Voice board room at 1pm. She will then attend a Timor Leste APHEDA NT aid public event and speak on ‘secure jobs’ 5.30pm at the Railway Club, Parap. ‘Job security is a key issue for […]

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Gillard retains coercive powers against workers

Gillard retains coercive powers against workers

Struggle against coercive powers of ABCC. I wrote this three years ago. The politics is still relevant in 2011 as PM Gillard is not repealing the coercive powers against construction and building workers and their unions, just changing the name. http://chriswhiteonline.org/2008/11/1984-remains-dpm-firm/ The rights on site struggle goes into 2012 for this Parliament. CFMEU campaigns… http://cfmeu.asn.au/campaigns/national/bad-laws-cost-lives

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Pilots legal challenge

Pilots legal challenge

The Qantas pilots AIPA quite rightly are aggrieved by Fair Work Australia’s decision to terminate, rather than suspend, their industrial action. The AIPA has applied to the Federal Court in a legal challenge – while negotiations continue. Pilots wearing red ties and mentioning politely to their passengers their concern for job security in line with […]

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Support workers at Baiada

Support workers at Baiada

WORKERS AT BAIADA STAY STRONG TOGETHER ON PICKET LINE Fantastic community mobilisation at Baiada Sunday ACTU President Ged Kearney spoke at the rally and praised the fighting spirit of the workers. We need more members of the community to support them on the picket line! So think about at least one day this week you […]

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China workers protesting

China workers protesting

China: Workers, wildcat strikes and labour advocacy. Latest report from AAWL Workers know that demanding unions independent of the ACFTU is dangerous, and likely to end in arrests and imprisonment. The two dominant forms of labour activism in China currently are wildcat strikes, and advocacy work by NGOs. Read more (more…)

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