Category: Exploitation

Annual Wage Review decision: class warfare continues

Annual Wage Review decision: class warfare continues

Last Friday the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its decision arising from the Annual Wage Review (AWR). This annual Review is required by the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA09) and decides whether or not Australia‚Äôs lowest paid workers get a wage increase and, if so, by how much. The Commission granted a 3% increase…

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Socialism’s Relevance Here and Now in Australia

Socialism’s Relevance Here and Now in Australia

Talking about socialism here and elsewhere Dr. Tristan Ewins consistently seeks, from within the ALP, as an open socialist to the left of Australian laborism, to promote discussion about the meaning of socialism in Australia in the 21 st century. Click here for his latest piece , “ALP Socialist Left Forum: The Prospects for Socialism…

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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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