Successful fight against low pay, temporary work, bullying, and sexual harassment holds lessons for every job battle.
Retiree Patrick Burns has his “feet on the ground” fighting for union democracy, women’s rights, and more.
More than 53,000 union workers in the University of California were on strike from May 7-9 in the biggest labor action in UC’s history. Led by AFSCME 3299, the California Nurses Association and University and Technical Employees (UPTE-CWA) joined the line in sympathy strikes against the state’s largest employer. UC wants to implement a third… Read more »
The industrial relations rules are stacked against workers and unions, in favour of corporations and conservative governments. We need to challenge all anti-union laws that restrict workers’ rights to organise.
Members of the University and College Union, the world’s largest higher education union, are on strike over cuts to their pension plans.
Full-time, permanent, award, conditions, pay rates, safety, security, satisfaction, career, retirement. These were once everyday words in the workplace.
Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) takes on the misnamed Freedom Foundation.
Across the world, the far right and neo-Nazis are not only active in the streets. They are entering parliamentary politics. In Australia, Pauline Hanson’s extreme-right One Nation Party (ONP) made a comeback after 20 years, winning four Senate seats in the 2016 federal election. ONP is now seriously preparing for state elections in Queensland, Western… Read more »
The federal government is at war with its own workforce. But its strategy to starve public servants into giving up a generation of hard-fought working conditions is backfiring. Workers in the largest public sector agencies have shown they’ll fight for as long as it takes. In vote after vote, public servants have rejected sub-standard offers… Read more »
Every trade unionist has been lectured by some union official that they can’t strike because “It’s illegal.” They must have been cheering when Sally McManus, newly elected head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), announced on national television that unions should break unjust laws. This declaration, not usually part of the lexicon of… Read more »