Category: Precarious Work

Right to strike mystery in an election year: back to 1993?

Right to strike mystery in an election year: back to 1993?

My hunch is that soon Labor and union negotiators will turn to their 1993 version of the right to strike to finalize their workplace and industrial relations policy for the national election. In this post I suggest why from their point of view and discuss what that might mean. The immediate context From the point…

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“Solidarity Forever”: Robots, Workers, and Profitability

“Solidarity Forever”: Robots, Workers, and Profitability

Don Sutherland (March 2018) Everyone I know with any form in the Australian union movement loves the song “Solidarity Forever”. The song includes these 2 lines: They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn  But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn What do these words mean for real…

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https://soundcloud.com/radio-skid-row/don-sutherland-discusses-wage-theft-reports-1-december-2017.

https://soundcloud.com/radio-skid-row/don-sutherland-discusses-wage-theft-reports-1-december-2017.

Here On “Workers Radio”, Caroline and I discuss the latest reports of wage theft and hyper exploitation of aboriginal workers in remote Australia and meat workers in northern NSW. WE ALSO START A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WAGES SUPPRESSION IN AUSTRALIA, INCLUDING NOT JUST WHATS HAPPENING BUT WHY. This discussion will continue over the coming…

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