Category: Climate change and unions

A virus drives a pivot to manufacturing!

A virus drives a pivot to manufacturing!

For 42 years the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, manufacturing workers, and the majority of Australians with common sense, have been saying that it is not rational to use Australia’s mining resources to diminish the role of manufacturing in our society. In the main their rational thinking and proposals (in the case of the AMWU, see…

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Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Workers Radio Podcast 24th January In our first discussion for 2020 Caroline and I start a 3 part series on the unprecedented and extreme bush fires and their implications for workers’ rights. The core idea is that these bushfires are not an “act of God” and not even a “natural” disaster. What does that mean…

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Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Mainstream journo talks Plan B for tackling climate change

Morrison’s fake “evolve” can be challenged In today’s Guardian (Australian Edition), Lenore Taylor presents another strong summary of where we the majority sit with the role of government in slowing and reversing climate change. Again she is clear and coherent. On this occasion she assumes what most of us who are paying attention already know…

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