Category: Change the Rules

Refers to posts and other material about the ACTU’s Change the Rules Campaign

Restoring Solidarity Bargaining: is it possible?

Restoring Solidarity Bargaining: is it possible?

Earlier this week, as the ACTU pointed out, the government’s mid year economic update (MYEFO) confirmed that the Morrison government continues to mislead everyone about wages and that wages would remain suppressed for some time into the future. More mainstream commentators are now linking this to other negative trends in the economy that amount to…

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We defeat the “Ensuring Integrity” Bill: tactical victory or strategic breakthrough?

We defeat the “Ensuring Integrity” Bill: tactical victory or strategic breakthrough?

How should union movement activists define the first defeat of the Ensuring Integrity Bill (EIB)? A major strategic breakthrough or a significant tactical achievement? And why does it matter? The May Federal election showed the limits of a union strategy focussed almost exclusively on the parliamentary road to fairness. During the election campaign Morrison and…

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Just transition and green new deals – “Plan B AAA-Rated”: workers taking charge

Just transition and green new deals – “Plan B AAA-Rated”: workers taking charge

The Australian school students strike on September 20 put forward 3 general demands for climate justice, that they have repeated since: “But words aren’t enough to stop the devastating impact of climate change. Which is why we need movements. To keep on pushing for real action on our demands: No new coal, oil or gas projects, including…

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