Category: Change the Rules

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

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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Fine Dining and Class Warfare … Australian Style

Fine Dining and Class Warfare … Australian Style

Sticking up for Big Hungry Profiteering Over the past few days various media reports have highlighted the delicious connections between fine dining, wage theft and class warfare. Starting in reverse order, we had the Financial Review reporting former BHP Chairman Don Argus railing against the ‘silly’ class war being waged by the ALP. Putting aside…

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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