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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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The lock-out to go

The lock-out to go

I put a version of this on my Facebook page on why the lock-out has to go Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Board Chairman Leigh Clifford from Rio Tinto militantly employed the mining sectors’ rightwing anti-union practices with the corporate union busting legal firm of Freehills. Qantas aggressive lock-out power was to defeat legitimate workers’ […]

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Joe did not die

Joe did not die

Labor Icon Joe Hill – The Man Who Never Died by Rebecca Graham, UC Berkeley Labor Center Update: Movie on Joe Hill http://labourhistorymelbourne.org/2015/10/22/joe-hill/ https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/60677 ‘One hundred years ago, workers were fighting for the middle class, organizing for One Big Union; today they’d likely call themselves “The 99 Percent.” Songs united their movement and unified their […]

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On strikes and their revival

On strikes and their revival

Book Review by Chris White of Joe Burns ‘Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America’ (2011 IG Publishing). I urge debate on reviving the strike. Joe Burns has a stimulating analysis and conclusion in his book ‘Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America.’ Australia’s labour […]

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ACTU inquiry into insecure work

ACTU inquiry into insecure work

Unions launch new inquiry into insecure work as part of push for better future for Australian workers Former Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe will chair the independent inquiry into insecure work. 24 October, 2011 ACTU Media Release ‘Workers will have the opportunity to share their stories about the impact of casual and contract employment alongside […]

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