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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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Poll:Liberals bring back WorkChoices

Poll:Liberals bring back WorkChoices

ACTU media release. Liberals will bring back WorkChoices to cut wages and conditions at next election: new poll A majority of Australians believe a Liberal Government led by Tony Abbott-led will bring back WorkChoices, a new national opinion poll released today shows. The poll of 2,099 working Australians finds fewer than one fifth (18%) believe […]

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Resistance lives

Resistance lives

Z Net Worth looking at http://www.zcommunications.org/znet Z Communications. ‘We have placed a Proposal for a Participatory Socialist International online for you to consider endorsing. We hope you will join Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Fernando Vegas, John Pilger, Trevor Ngwane, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Susan George, Boris Kagarlitsky, Francois Houtart, Michael Albert and nearly 900 others…to Endorse! The […]

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Repression of Columbian

Repression of Columbian

AUSTRALIAN POLICE THREATEN COLOMBIAN UNION CAMPAIGN Rob Durbridge President, SEARCH Foundation Recently I was a witness to an interview by the Australian Federal Police of Alejandro Rodriguez, a young Argentine-Australian engineer and union member. Alejandro is a friend who is involved in a campaign to raise awareness about the repression of trade unionists and peasants […]

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APHEDA Canberra fundraiser

APHEDA Canberra fundraiser

Please join us on Wednesday 24 February 2010 after work. Come in anytime after 6pm to 11pm for a fundraiser for APHEDA at the Ostani Lounge Bar and Restaurant, Hotel Realm, National Circuit, Barton for vino y tapas. Build support for APHEDA Union Aid Abroad projects in Zimbabwe and South Africa. This is the first […]

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Labour and environment conference this saturday

Labour and environment conference this saturday

What roles can the Union and Green movements play in …. Saving the planet? Red, Green and In-between: Reviewing Labour and the Environment in Historical Context Here is a chance to hear Ian Lowe, Jack Mundey & Tony Maher discussing environmental and union campaigns. And that’s just for openers at this Saturday’s Brisbane Labour History […]

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