Rebuild the labour movement!

We need a fighting union leadership The passing of the Industrial Relations Bill took place without a blush. Yet the passing of this bill will significantly change the lives of many Australians both in the short...

ACI dispute: Anatomy of a 19 week struggle

MAGNIFICENT STRUGGLE OF ACI WORKERS ENDS IN PARTIAL VICTORY MELBOURNE: The nineteen week struggle by locked out maintenance workers from the ACI glass factory in Spotswood has finally ended. The settlement was a partial but...

The way forward: Dump capitalism – Build socialism

What is happening to our national public health system is a huge crime. The cuts are literally killing, infecting and effectively torturing many patients as well as destroying the morale and working conditions of...

The 50,000-strong Canberra rally

The significance of last month's rally in Canberra has been drowned in moral effluvia by the media and politicians. Peter Reith dismissed the rally as a 'stunt', but in reality he was terrified...

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...