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Issue #1964

“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.

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Issue #2020

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...

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Issue #1965

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.

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Strikes in Scotland. Issue #2054

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...

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Global briefs Issue #2063

GLOBAL BRIEFS

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...

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Global briefs Issue #2062

GLOBAL BRIEFS

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...

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Issue #1984

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.

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Issue #1966

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.

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Issue #2002

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...

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Issue #2020

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,...

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Global briefs Issue #2103

GLOBAL BRIEFS

China: The unmanned Chang’e-6 probe successfully landed on the dark side of the Moon for the world’s first mission to collect samples from that region....

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Global briefs Issue #2059

GLOBAL BRIEFS

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...

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Issue #2044

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...

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Issue #1990

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.

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Issue #1969

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.

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Issue #1977

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.

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Global briefs Issue #2046

GLOBAL BRIEFS

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...

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Issue #2045

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...

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Issue #2039

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,...

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Issue #2034

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...

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Issue #2025

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...

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Issue #1998

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...

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Issue #2027

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...

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Issue #2066

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...

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SAG-AFTRA Strong logo Issue #2062

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...

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Issue #1977

Truckies in fight of their lives

Seven thousand Toll drivers are in a battle to save their jobs and working conditions.

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Issue #2034

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...

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Issue #2010

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...

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Issue #2041

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...

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Issue #1955

McCormick’s picket

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.

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Issue #1979

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.

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Issue #2068

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....

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Supermarket aisle. Issue #2074

Supermarket workers’ historic action

Coles and Woolworths workers were the essential worker heroes of our pandemic. They turned up to work throughout the entire pandemic, thrown onto the frontline...

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Students Issue #2093

TAFE teachers move towards stop work action, industrial bans

Victorian TAFE teachers are one step closer to industrial action – including possible stop work action – after an application for a protected action ballot...

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Issue #2073

Campus-wide strike at Melbourne Uni

National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Melbourne have launched an unprecedented one-week, campus-wide strike. In a significant escalation of industrial action, all...

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Firefighters rally for wage justice Issue #2055

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...

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United Workers Union rally. Issue #2072

Shame, Inghams, shame!

Around 1000 workers at Inghams chickens have been on strike, demanding better wages and conditions. Their demand for a 6 per cent pay increase was...

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