“Liberation is within our reach”: Palestine goes on strike
Under Israeli bombardment, Palestinians went on one of the biggest strikes in Palestinian history on 18th May.
Our Members Be Unlimited – Sam Wallman
If the trade union movement is to have a future, then it is in today’s youth. There is not a great deal of material written...
Divided we beg, together we bargain: wage strikes in US and Australia
Across the Pacific there’s a peculiar phenomenon occurring. As the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, businesses are struggling to hire workers.
Five months of industrial action
While the nightly news broadcasts cover the strikes and violent clashes in France, the five months of continuing union industrial actions across Scotland have gone...
SYRIA: The Syrians gave a green light last week for the United Nations to use a key crossing from Turkey to the country’s rebel-held north-west...
KENYA: Police have been ordered not to report deaths amid protests against the rising cost of living. While police in Kenya have long been accused...
Toll workers win job security protections and 15% super in new agreement offer
Toll workers have secured job security protections and an industry-first fifteen per cent superannuation offer.
A matter of life or death
On 31st March, thousands of nurses and midwives took strike action across NSW, with many walking off the job for 24-hours from 7 AM, over...
RTBU’S “rolling” actions highlight broken bargaining system
Workers at Sydney Trains and NSW Trains are taking industrial action throughout August over the Government’s refusal to negotiate in good faith. Health and safety,...
UWU General Mills strike – Rooty Hill, NSW
Since 4th June, United Workers Union’ (UWU) workers at the US-owned General Mills (GM) Rooty Hill factory have been on strike.
Issue #2059 03-07-2023
SRI LANKA: Former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is accused in a report of tampering with police records in a bid to hamper investigations into mass graves...
School strike for action on climate change
On 3rd March, about 100 mostly school children rallied in the Supreme Gardens in Perth directly opposite one of the principal corporate emitters of carbon...
France goes on general strike
Emmanuel Macron’s government has once again put forward the policy of raising the retirement age of French from 62 to 64, and on 19th January,...
Workers win at General Mills!
On 25th June, United Workers Union (UWU) members at the General Mills (GM) factory in Rooty Hills, Sydney, returned to work after three weeks of strike action.
The fight continues
Fifty-five years ago, on 23rd August, 1966, about 200 stockmen and their families walked off the Wave Hill cattle station, owned by British Lord Vestey, in protest at the appalling wages and conditions they were forced to endure.
France: Biggest show of force yet
France came to a standstill on Tuesday 8th March when protesters marched nationwide during the latest round of strikes against a planned rise in the...
HONDURAS: The President of Honduras has announced that the country will seek to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China instead of Taiwan. The Foreign Minister...
Country Road workers on strike
Workers at the Country Road distribution centre in Truganina, Victoria, are on strike after the company declined a request for a $1 p/hour pay raise in the lead up to the busy Christmas Season.
Stronger together, divided we fall!
If it has not already become apparent to the average punter, the Australian working class has been involved in some intense industrial actions across the...
Sydney train strike update
Plans to disable the ticket readers at Sydney’s metro train stations are back on the table after the RTBU filed a new application for industrial...
Svitzer’s bosses are on strike, not their workers
At a meeting facilitated by Fair Work Commission Vice President Hatcher, Svitzer Towage bosses refused to voluntarily withdraw the lockout threat which looms over 17...
Hollywood strike Q&A
The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) produced the following for its members’ information in response to the industrial action by MEAA’s fraternal union in...
Five-minute strike wage loss
Queensland Catholic employers have been warned against major wage deduction of employees’ pay over a five-minute work stoppage next week. Thousands of Queensland Catholic school...
Multi-employer bargaining win under threat from ALP sell-out
The Albanese Labor government has committed to introducing multi-employer bargaining following a deal with the Business Council of Australia (BCA) at the Jobs and Skills...
Truckies in fight of their lives
Seven thousand Toll drivers are in a battle to save their jobs and working conditions.
Pampas workers reject crumby deal
More than fifty pastry and pie makers at Pampas in Melbourne commenced an indefinite stop work on Monday last week in a fight for job...
Public sector workers walk off on Perrottet “proposal”
Tens of thousands of public servants walked off the job in a strike defying the Premier’s inaction, posturing, and insulting behaviour. The Public Service Association...
Mass protest to defend UK workers’ right to strike
Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest coordinated strike action for a decade...
Thursday 25th March marked four weeks since workers at McCormick Foods factory went on strike late in February. Workers, with the support of the community, have been operating a 24/7 picket out the front of the factory in Clayton South in Victoria.
MUA TAKES ON LOGISTICS GIANT QUBE FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS
Even before COVID-19, working on the ports could be a dangerous business, so when workers for Qube at Fremantle Ports asked their employer to implement health and safety provisions.
Victorian Uni strikes roll on
Melbourne University’s Student Union has given its full support to the strike action by National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members, commenced on Monday 28th August....
Firefighters rally for wage justice
On Thursday 25th May, several hundred members of the United Firefighters Union of WA and their supporters, principally from other trade unions, marched from the...