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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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Freeport strike

Freeport strike

From AAWL support striking Freeport workers Read here http://aawl.org.au/content/donate-freeport-strikers (more…)

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Precarious workers struggle

Precarious workers struggle

South Korea’s 300 Day Aerial Sit-in Strike Highlights Plight of Precarious Workers in Korea and the Philippines by Tammy Ko Robinson November 1 marked the passage of day 300 of the aerial sit-in strike being waged by Kim Jin-suk. The former employee of Hanjin and current Direction Committee member for the Busan chapter of the […]

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China conference

China conference

COMPARATIVE CHINESE LABOUR STUDIES CONFERENCE 18-19 NOVEMBER 2011 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY, BUILDING 10 ROOM 03.330 DAY ONE – FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2011 0900 – 0930 Professor Attila Brungs Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Professor Maurizio Marinelli Director China Research Centre Professor Anita Chan China Research Centre Session One 0930 – 1015 Mary Evans, Liu Mingwei, […]

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Equal pay

Equal pay

Community workers applaud Prime Minister’s latest commitment to equal pay 10 November 2011 By the ASU, the social and community services industry union for SACS wprkers Prime Minister Julia Gillard has today made a historic commitment to equal pay for women by coming to an agreement with the Australian Services Union (ASU) on appropriate pay […]

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