Dam the Howard tidal wave

The media has turned the brief occupation of parliament house into a riot and has used the clash to try and discredit the struggle against the budget and the Workplace Relations Bill. The spontaneous...

Pilots defeat: Unions will pay the price

With the end of the pilot’s dispute, another chapter of shame closes for the leadership of the Australian labour movement. Their role in this episode has been nothing short of scabbery. The Pilots Federation now...

Pilots step up action

Striking Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) members have over the last couple of weeks staged protest demonstrations against Bob Hawke, the Labor government and the airline in various locations. As is well known, the...

1989 pilots dispute: Defend the right to strike

The recent court decision against the Pilots Federation, with the threat of $10 million fines has profound implications for every worker in Australia. It has effectively confirmed that it is illegal for workers not...

Pilots defy the odds

As the pilot’s dispute moves into its fourth month, still only 10% of the airlines own planes are flying. In frustration Tourism Minister Holding has put forward the idea that the pilots who refused...

Support the pilots’ victory!

A heavy defeat for the pilots would be a victory for all union busters and for all those who want workers to pay for the economic crisis. The airline companies want to crush the Australian...

Pilots dispute: Armed forces, civil action…

The pilots dispute is the most important since the Hawke government came to power in 1983. The government’s main strategy has been to make the workers pay for the capitalist crisis through the wage-cutting...

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