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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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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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