Category: Australian union movement

Understanding exploitation

Understanding exploitation

https://portside.org/2019-01-26/erik-olin-wright-1947-2019 This obituary for Erik Olin Wright makes me regret not paying more attention to his thoughts and writing. There was something of his that I read back in the early 80’s that provided some insights about union strategy at the time, that at short notice I do not recall. This says more, not good,…

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The Productivity Commission and Superannuation: Wage Theft on a Grand Scale?

The Productivity Commission and Superannuation: Wage Theft on a Grand Scale?

Yes, its 2019 and Caroline Pryor is back with Radio Skid Row’s “Workers Radio” … 88.9FM.Today I joined her to discuss the arrest of Danny Lim, some industrial disputes, the latest on the Annual Wage Review … and the Productivity Commissions’s new (old but warmed up somewhat) report on superannuation.We reinforce what ACTU President Michelle…

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Cops, protest and the future of work

Cops, protest and the future of work

From time to time police, and their union, seek pay rises and other improvements in their conditions. They are protesting when they do so. They wish for and expect that the general public (90 per cent of whom are workers with a similar problem) would support them. Then there is this, in Sydney yesterday…. And…

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