Tag Archives | Workers Rights
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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Turkey and workers struggle

Turkey and workers struggle

Turkey: The Working Class (Literally) Takes the Stage by Sungur Savran After at least a decade and a half of stagnation, the working class movement of Turkey is making a great stride forward, thanks to the militant action of the workers of a now privatised former state economic enterprise,Tekel, the state monopoly of tobacco and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
capitalist crisis severe

Ecological socialist debate

“Project for a 21st century democratic ecological socialism.” This draft Essay on the Search website elaborates the policy position adopted by the SEARCH Foundation. The incoming Committee on December 6 decided that the comments made in debate at the 2009 AGM on the draft essay be compiled and sent out requesting suggestions for improvements, by […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Labour Law

Global labour column

Interesting reading at Global Labour column. http://column.global-labour-university.org/

Read full story Comments { 0 }
yraw voting-badge

Rann: still against injured workers

In earlier posts, I condemned the Rann government’s cutting back of injured workers entitlements. It is always the so-called ‘tough’ approach to attack those vulnerable – here workers injured or with ill-health at work. As Rann heads into a March election, he again again turned his back on injured workers, those now suffering on less […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
yraw voting-badge

Two more deaths at work

TWO young Victorian workers have died in the past 24 hours. It is reported in the Age yesterday that “A 24-year-old Wangaratta man was hit by concrete as he cleaned out a concrete pump hose yesterday, and a 21-year-old plumber died in hospital on Monday night after receiving an electric shock while working at Stawell […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
capitalist crisis severe

Workers control

How Workers Run Argentina’s “Recuperated Workplaces” From Global Labor Strategies In a previous post, we described the process by which workers in 200 workplaces in Argentina occupied their workplaces and began running them themselves. In this post we will examine how the workplaces are actually run and how their workers are dealing with the managerial, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
right to strike on the environment

Abbott

We all know Abbott. One memory I have is in Adelaide at an AIRS conference addressed by Abbott as Workplace Relations Minister spinning his Building and Construction laws. At the time little building work in Adelaide meant few strikes. More union industrial action in Melbourne and Perth had Abbott’s ‘double-speak’ labelling lawful and legitimate workers […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }