Unions

Vale Ted Bull

Ted Bull, long-time Communist and trade union militant died shortly before Christmas and was farewelled at a well-attended memorial meeting organised by the Victorian Trades Hall Council. Before his retirement Ted was a waterside...

Workers First election launch

Fighting back in the AMWU Melbourne: The gloves are off in the fight to knock over the current leadership of the Amalgamated Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and turn the union back into a militant organisation...

Building a fighting shearer’s and rural workers’ union

Militant talks with STEVE ROACH, the Secretary of the Shearer's and Rural Workers' Union. The Shearers' and Rural Workers' Union (SRWU) was set up a few years ago after pissed-off members split from the Australian...

Stand up to Liberals’ assault on trade unions!

On January 1st the Workplace Relations Act (WRA) came into effect and already employers are testing its perimeters and pressuring the government to go further. Reith has agreed that more de-regulation of working conditions...

Mobil vs unions in Altona

MELBOURNE: The first big dispute in Victoria within the framework of the new federal Workplace Relations Act (WRA) has erupted at the Mobil cracker job in Altona. Although the site was originally covered by...

For a real campaign to shorten the working week

It may seem a little ironic, but after presiding over the greatest effective increase of working hours this century, the ALP is now finally calling for decreased working hours in order to reduce unemployment....

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...

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