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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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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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Four theses on ‘green bans’ and the contemporary right to the city

I JUST DISCOVERED THIS BLOG POST AND BLOGGER – ITS VERY THOUGHTFUL AND RELEVANT IN A NUMBER OF WAYS: The ‘right to the city’ is back on the agenda. In Brisbane, hundreds rallied this past Saturday against rapacious development in

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A FUTURE FOR STEEL MAKING IN AUSTRALIA

By Warwick Neilly and Don Sutherland Introduction If anyone wondered about the actual abilities  and vision of highly paid private sector executives in Australia one need look no further than the grand scale debacle that Arrium steel has become. Arrium’s

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