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Winning back basic industrial rights won’t be easy but it’s time to fight

This is one of the best written summaries of why the ACTU’S campaign – “The Rules are broken – Change the Rules” – is entirely logical (from a worker’s point of view) and should be taken forward in a big

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The real face of penalty rate cuts

Tania is 60 years old. Widowed for almost 40 years, she’s raised three children as a single mother and now helps with the care of her eight grandchildren. Tania has worked at Spotlight in Wollongong for 21 years. She has

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UK election: British capital in disarray

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
The UK election result is a personal disaster for the Conservative leader Theresa May. She called the snap election to get a big majority and crush the opposition Labour party and its left-wing leadership.…

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Australia’s weird new Federal Budget that advocates rapid wages growth: a quick critical note on the commentary

Here, Greg Jericho joins with other mainstream economists in agreeing with the lead analysis of Jim Stanford’s Centre for Future Work, that LNP government’s Budget expectation (requirement) for wages growth is not happening and shows no prospect of happening. Again

Posted in Federal Budget, Neoliberal capitalism, Precarious Work, Wages

Why and how the Fair Work Commission’s cuts to Sunday penalty rates can be defeated.

by Don Sutherland, 25/2/17 Last week Australia’s industrial “umpire”, the Fair Work Commission, legalized a big cut to penalty rates for Sunday work for Australia’s lowest paid and most vulnerable workers in precarious work. (Click here and click here for

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Why Trump Won–And What’s Next (print)

Originally posted on Jack Rasmus:
The following is my follow up article, soon published, analyzing the Trump election win and its consequences. Dr. Jack Rasmus Why Trump Won—And What’s Next Copyright 2016 “US real estate billionaire, Donald Trump, is president-elect.…

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Australia’s Penal Powers for the 21st Century

White Australia was born as a penal colony. And throughout its history since there have been plenty of laws that fine, impose financial damages and lock up both the original inhabitants of the land and the working people of all

Posted in Australian union movement, Common Action, Corporate behaviour, Engineering Services: metal workers- fitters, mechanics, boilermakers, electricians, techicians, TA's, labourers, Labour and union history, Solidarity
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