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IWD and Sudan women solidarity

IWD and Sudan women solidarity

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Each year on March 8th, people across the globe come together to honor women and to work for their safety and equality. www.internationalwomensday.com. Happy International Women’s Day 2010! On International Women’s Day, this official minute […]

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Oil rig workers

Oil rig workers

For almost two years the Australian oil rig workers – members of the MUA-AWU Offshore Alliance – have been trying to seal a union deal with an iconic Danish shipping giant Maersk. But Maersk refuses to talk to the union – and favours workers who are non-union. Support the Australian union members now campaigning for […]

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OHS review

OHS review

BOOK REVIEW: Andy Alcock “Framework of Flesh – Builders’ Labourers battle for Health & Safety” by Humphrey McQueen (2009) Ginninderra Press (Port Adelaide) I am very interested in this topic, because at an early age, I was confronted with the hazardous circumstances in which building workers were forced to accept. For most of his working […]

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Columbian documentary Canberra

Columbian documentary Canberra

Stop criminalisation of International Solidarity! Stop State Terror in Colombia! Saturday, March 6th, 7:30pm Garema Place, ACT Canberra A documentary on the current struggles of the Colombian people will be screened, introduced by Colombia solidarity activists. Followed by the controversial documentary that Uribe does not want you to see. At the time Colombian President Alvaro […]

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Abbott vs unionism

Abbott vs unionism

Abbott tells corporate leaders that WorkChoices was not an economic mistake, not all bad, but politically a mistake. WorkChoices was necessary as regulation for unlimited freedom for profit making and undermining unions. Turnbull was to hide WorkChoices 2. With Abbott the contest is back in the open. But the Murdoch press weekly has propaganda “Abbott […]

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Waterfront death

Waterfront death

TRAGIC BRISBANE DEATH RINGS BELL FOR URGENT CHANGES IN WATERFRONT SAFETY 21 Feb 2010 As the family of dock worker Brad Gray mourn, co-workers and the Maritime Union of Australia are demanding overdue action to prevent a repeat of the fatality. Brad was tragically killed on Saturday just before
3pm in an horrific workplace injury while […]

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Matilda myth ABC

Matilda myth ABC

From ABC Radio National. ‘The Matilda Myth, on radio and online, makes the case that the real swagman, immortalised in our ‘Ballad of the Fair Go,’ didn’t drown himself in a billabong but was most probably murdered beside one, assassinated to silence the rebellion of the 1894 Shearers’ Strike. This contentious hypothesis, based on the […]

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 Workers at Xstrata mine fight back

Workers at Xstrata mine fight back

‘It’s hot, there are flies, and we’re all sick of sausages – but morale amongst the coalminers here at Tahmoor is higher than ever. Workers at Xstrata coal mine in New South Wales, Australia have been locked out in a bitter dispute over sackings but they are determined to keep fighting until Xstrata managers sit […]

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Worker participation?

Worker participation?

Worker participation is not on the ALP’s Fair Work Australian agenda. But worker participation is debated in Europe. “The type of labour needed by European companies – skilled, mobile, committed, responsible, and capable of using technical innovations and of identifying with the objective of increasing competitiveness and quality – cannot be expected simply to obey […]

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