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Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Extreme bush fire smoke: workers’ rights and stand down pay

Introduction: Australia’s extreme and unprecedented bush fires must change everything Australia’s bush fire season again started well before normal because of desiccated soil and foliage, brought on by the warming of the atmosphere because too much greenhouse gas has been pumped into it, and reinforced by long term failure of LNP governments in particular and…

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Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Extreme bush fire smoke and workers’ rights (part 1):

Workers Radio Podcast 24th January In our first discussion for 2020 Caroline and I start a 3 part series on the unprecedented and extreme bush fires and their implications for workers’ rights. The core idea is that these bushfires are not an “act of God” and not even a “natural” disaster. What does that mean…

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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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