Category: Solidarity

Cops, protest and the future of work

Cops, protest and the future of work

From time to time police, and their union, seek pay rises and other improvements in their conditions. They are protesting when they do so. They wish for and expect that the general public (90 per cent of whom are workers with a similar problem) would support them. Then there is this, in Sydney yesterday…. And…

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A draft dodging memoir: RIP Bob Hall

A draft dodging memoir: RIP Bob Hall

Below, with the permission of my good friend Andy Alcock, I post his wonderful short memoir of the draft dodging exploits of Adelaide anti-war activist Bob Hall and his comrades. Bob’s recent death is the occasion and Andy’s brief memoir is in the form of a letter to Bob’s family. Members of the MUA will…

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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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