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Reviving the Strike

Reviving the Strike

Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America by Joe Burns 2011 I urge reading this book on ‘Reviving the Strike How Working People can Regain Power and Transform America’ (2011), and despite different historical and institutional restrictions on the effective strike, the lessons for Australian unions today are important. here […]

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 Handbook for workplace struggle

Handbook for workplace struggle

I recommend for every union library and union training from the USA ‘A Troublemaker’s Handbook 2′ A Labor Notes Book 2005. How fight back, to struggle at work and win. http://www.troublemakershandbook.org/TEXT/Strikes/La%20Botz%20Days%20of%20Action.htm (more…)

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Workers control

Workers control

In the 1970’s, the Australian left in unions debated workers control. Such actions here and in other countries, were on the agenda. Today the international capitalist crisis, with attacks on workers rights, has workers putting workers control again on the agenda. Buy a copy or get your library and union to get this book and […]

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Left renewal conference

Left renewal conference

Australian Left Renewal Conference – from global crisis to green future – May 29-30, 2010, University of Technology Sydney Building 2 Broadway, Sydney Democratic responses to the social and ecological failure of global capitalism. Alliances between environmentalists and unionists that show the way forward. The Left and its strategic direction 12 Workshops and 4 Participatory […]

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Gillard's OHS in trouble?

Gillard’s OHS in trouble?

The recent tragic loss of life and house fires due to a deregulated labour market in the insulation industry and poor health and safety must not be repeated nationally. But DPM Gillard is ruthlessly pushing ahead with her lower national OHS ‘harmonisation’ model approved December 2009, despite major union criticism (see earlier blogs). One feature […]

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Indian sacking

Indian sacking

YOUNG INDIAN WORKER SACKED ON HONEYMOON ManiMan sacked, ripped off and now facing deportation after going overseas to get married. Mani Saravanan came to Australia on a controversial 457 visa to work as a fabricator for Haldilka Nominees Pty Ltd trading as Ironbark Fabrications in Moree. Mani was a hard worker with a spotless record, […]

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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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