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The National Wage Review is On: What is the Union Strategy?

The National Wage Review is On: What is the Union Strategy?

Don Sutherland, February 23, 2018 One of the 2 most important dates for workers this year is looming. The National Wage Review for 2107-18 (NWR18) conducted by the notorious Fair Work Commission (FWC) gets under way for real on 13 March. This is the deadline date for submissions from interested parties as to what this…

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Enterprise Bargaining – Not just “Broken”, but Rotten to the Core

Enterprise Bargaining – Not just “Broken”, but Rotten to the Core

Recently, I discussed Australia’s “broken” enterprise bargaining laws with Caroline Pryor on Radio Skid Row’s “Workers Radio”. Click here to listen. These “broken” laws are stacked against workers and are an essential element in driving more inequality in Australia. Later that day, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary, Sally McManus, gave an important and…

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Winning back basic industrial rights won’t be easy but it’s time to fight

Winning back basic industrial rights won’t be easy but it’s time to fight

This is one of the best written summaries of why the ACTU’S campaign – “The Rules are broken – Change the Rules” – is entirely logical (from a worker’s point of view) and should be taken forward in a big way by all of us, not just elected union leaders. #JeffSparrow says, for example, “The…

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