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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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Abolish coercive powers

Abolish coercive powers

ABCC abolition bill should go further and abolish coercive powers The Gillard Government should follow through on its mandate to abolish the ABCC by ensuring its coercive powers are not moved to another organisation, the CFMEU said today. CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan said the legislation introduced to the House of Representatives today was […]

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Left Focus

Left Focus

My comments on the Qantas lock out is published in Left Focus http://leftfocus.blogspot.com/

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US 400 richest

US 400 richest

400 richest in US http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/11/01/how-rich-are-the-richest-heres-how/

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Insecure work inquiry

Insecure work inquiry

Australians get a chance to have their say on insecure work; inquiry opens for submissions today from ACTU Submissions will open today for Australia’s first formal investigation into the rise of insecure work and its effect on families and communities. Workers will have the opportunity to share their stories about the impact of casual, labour […]

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Ged Kearney ACTU President speaks in Darwin

Ged Kearney ACTU President speaks in Darwin

APHEDA NT barbecue fundraiser This coming Tuesday 15th November 5.30pm-7.30pm Ged Kearney ACTU President speaks on Secure Jobs. Better Future. A Global Challenge for Unions DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB PARAP Darwin Railway Sports & Social Club Somerville Gardens Parap Come for a drink, food, raffles and a discussion on union issues Music at 7.30pm by the […]

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Ending industrial action - s431

Ending industrial action – s431

Tony Abbott is just on TV saying what a Tony Abbott Government would have done in the Qantas dispute. Section 431. Yet another way under the FWA to end lawful industrial action. The Minister has unprecedented powers under the s.431 FWA. We know Tony Abbott will use this first against unions’ protected action. Unions urge […]

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