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Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Women’s wages and the 2019-20 Annual Wage Review

Introduction International Women’s Day (IWD) is now just a week away. A few days later, March 13th, is the deadline day for submissions to the Annual Wage Review (AWR) run by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). So, in this blog I review what is happening with wage suppression in Australia and focus on what the…

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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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Impending crisis, the broken rules of the system v the 90%

Impending crisis, the broken rules of the system v the 90%

Here, Michael Roberts gives a good overview of the global picture regarding new levels of instability in the economic system. Instability is an intrinsic feature of the capitalists system we live in. He starts as follows: The US stock market turned volatile this week and has now erased all the gains made up to now…

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