Equal marriage can revolutionise relationships Thank you for the terrific editorial about gay rights last issue of the Freedom Socialist Bulletin. Having attended the Equal Love rally to start the national year of action on November 28th, I believe we are embarking on exciting times towards both recognising and validating LGBTIs’ right to free expression… Read more »
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Review of Framework of Flesh: Builders’ Labourers Battle for Health and Safety, Humphrey McQueen, Ginninderra press, 2009. Will they jail him? Hundreds of unionists in South Australia cheered Ark Tribe as he entered court on 10 March 2009. Tribe is the latest construction worker to be threatened with six months jail for standing up for… Read more »
An invitation from my union to join Union Climate Connectors and “raise awareness and action in workplaces and communities around Australia” sounded great. I requested an action kit. Organised labour has the collective power to put the necessary muscle behind the environment movement to tackle the big polluters and make a real difference on slowing… Read more »
Unionism is not a crime! Drop all charges against Ark Tribe now! It’s a bloody disgrace! Unionist Ark Tribe will be back in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 15 June for refusing to appear before the coercive Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). He faces a possible jail term of up to six months! What’s… Read more »
It’s a common concern of older unionists – young workers joining unions have no concept of industrial disputes. Most have never even been affected by a strike. Why is this? It goes back to 1983, when the unions did a deal with the Hawke Labor government. The “Prices and Incomes Accord” began an era of… Read more »
There’s a theme running through Matt Peacock’s book. It’s about a culture of denial, orchestrated by the board of James Hardie. Matt’s been involved in the fight against the deadly mineral, asbestos, for more than 30 years. My involvement isn’t quite that long, but there’s a relevant passage on page 41that particularly caught my attention…. Read more »
New group says time’s up for harassers and abusers and the HR departments that shield them.
A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.
School workers triumph … Kazakhstan miners strike … Chilean auto union wins
At last, tax relief for long-suffering tycoons and jet-setters!
Readers respond to … The meeting of the Committee for International Revolutionary Regroupment; anti-Nazi fightback; tribute to Frank Little; and more.