Unions

CFMEU under attack: Don’t let Howard bleed us dry!

'The Socialist' talks to West Australian building worker and CFMEU member Bill about the recent explosive industrial dispute at the city end of the Perth to Mandurah rail link. Bill worked on this job...

Good result for workers after fight against factory closure

Manufacturing workers at Kozma Industries in Melbourne's northern suburbs have returned to work after picketing their workplace for 4 days. The picket was set up at 7am Friday morning after the boss had told...

Keep up the pressure on Howard

John Howard's claim that his changes to the industrial relations system will mean a better deal for workers is just not being bought by the public. Despite the fact Howard has been attempting to...

Support the call for a 24-hour national strike

A brilliant show of unity on rallies in July against Howard?s Industrial Relations changes temporarily forced the Liberals onto the defensive. The Liberals replied by spending thousands of our dollars on newspaper adverts that tried...

Newcastle workers rally against Howard

On Friday 1st July 4,000 workers packed the Panthers Workers Club in Newcastle city center for a rally and demo, and another 1200 packed into a club in the suburbs. Over $8,000 was raised...

Howard promotes individual contracts

Howard, not content with the flexibility bosses get from casualisation, is renewing his push for Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs), as the way to keep labour costs lower than ever. AWAs or individual contracts, attack...

Forestry debate: A socialist approach

It was one of the starkest images of the federal election campaign, CFMEU forestry union members on their feet, clapping and cheering for John Howard. It was just before the federal election and he...

Lessons of the Craig Johnston jailing

Yesterday the Victorian Court of Appeal sentenced ex-AMWU State Secretary Craig Johnston to two years and nine months jail. Nine months is to be served immediately with the remainder suspended for two and a...

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