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Metro dispute: Vote ‘No’ and fight for job security!

Voting on Metro’s shoddy workplace agreement opens on Thursday afternoon. A growing number of railway workers are dissatisfied with the company’s offer and are planning to vote ‘no’ in the ballot. In an attempt to...

Who’s paying for the wage subsidies?

The federal government announced a $130 billion wage subsidy package in late March. The measures include provisions for workers in companies that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to be paid up to...

Vote ‘No’ to Metro’s shoddy agreement

The dispute between Metro Trains and public transport workers in Melbourne has reached a critical new phase. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Metro has put forward a sub-standard offer that slashes the...

Labor looking to sell-off VicRoads

The Australian Services Union (ASU) has warned that the Victorian Labor government led by Daniel Andrews is considering plans to partly privatise VicRoads. VicRoads is the government agency that oversees the road network, and...

Who should pay for the COVID-19 crisis?

So far, ordinary people have been forced to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously we have the announcement of tens of thousands of job losses, but even those companies asking their staff...

COVID-19: Demand price caps now!

Each day is bringing news of the rising number of confirmed cases and tragic fatalities arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. Understandably this has brought about a huge sense of distress, worry and uncertainty. People...

Final nail in the coffin for Holden

In February General Motors announced that it would retire its iconic Holden car brand, and close down all of its Australian operations. Some 600 workers are now set to lose their jobs. While Holden had...

COVID-19: Global workers’ action to defend health & safety

Around the world, workers are being hit by the Coronavirus crisis. Mass layoffs and the start of a new global economic crisis threaten wide-ranging attacks on jobs, pay and conditions. Even more urgently, many...

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