Category: Right to Strike

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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Changing the Rules: new powers for workers, or for institutions?

Changing the Rules: new powers for workers, or for institutions?

In this podcast I discuss some clues about behind the scenes discussions between leaders of the ACTU and the ALP. Right now, behind the scenes meetings are discussing the new industrial and workplace relations rules that might be introduced by a new ALP government. This activity will continue right up to ALP National Conference in…

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Some thoughts on “the right to strike” and the Change the Rules Campaign – Part 2

Some thoughts on “the right to strike” and the Change the Rules Campaign – Part 2

The “right to strike” versus employer opposition and Laborist naivete The “right to strike” is one of two (see below) demands that would change the “balance of power” towards working people in a “fair dinkum” way. The FWA09 restricts workers’ right to strike so severely it is almost meaningless against an array of powers provided…

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