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Issue #1976

Coronavirus upends world of work, opens workers’ eyes to unions

In the months since the coronavirus pandemic was officially declared in the US on 13th March, 2020, the nation’s world of work has turned upside down.

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Issue #1999

Samoan workers pressured to quit union, told unions are for “white people”

It emerged last month that Samoan workers have been pressured by a senior official of their government not to join trade unions in Australia. Aufa’i...

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Issue #1968

Teamsters vote on Amazon union initiative

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the largest unions in the United States, voted 24th June to approve a resolution titled “Building Worker Power at Amazon.”

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Issue #2003

Amazon Labor Union bolsters against Bezos backlash

US Amazon workers and union organisers are hard at work on and off the clock fighting back against the multi-billion-dollar transnational corporation. Earlier this April,...

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Issue #2018

Public sector health services workers make a stand – WA

As part of the campaign by public sector workers in Western Australia, members of the Health Services Union and United Workers Union – the two...

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Issue #2017

Class struggle is primary

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an edited version of a speech delivered by CPA Assistant General Secretary David Matters on the reissuing of comrade Jack...

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Issue #1961

Wharfies gain big wins in waterfront struggle – more to come, more to win!!

The waterfront has been in a significant struggle over the last three years.

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Issue #2012

Public Sector Alliance mass bargaining meeting, workers Embassy Parliament House – Perth

In mid-2021, unions with members in the Western Australian Public Sector formed the Public Sector Alliance (PSA) to present a united position on a wage...

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Issue #1961

How the budget fails the elderly, women, and children

The Morrison Government’s attempt to show a commitment to women in this Budget ultimately does not reach the women it’s supposed to benefit.

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Issue #2018

Workplace deaths and serious injuries on the rise

Since 2018 there has been a thirty-two per cent increase in deaths at work and an eight per cent increase in serious workplace injuries. There...

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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 #1990

Public Sector Alliance action

Earlier this year, six unions – CPSU/CSA, SSTUWA, UWU, RTBU, and HSU – allied to form the Public Sector Alliance (PSA).

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Issue #2000

Sick Pay Guarantee a step in the right direction

The Victorian government has recently launched a Sick Pay Guarantee pilot program for casual workers. Under the scheme, casuals and contract workers in certain industries...

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Issue #2018

DINGO

On the back of a decade of campaigning by unions for ten days paid family and domestic violence leave, the Albanese Government has introduced legislation...

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Issue #1988

The IR myth

The circus of lies and propaganda about waterfront productivity and reform has resurfaced in debate across the Australian media.

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Issue #1969

Maritime Union of Australia takes the fight to Parliament House

Canberra is known for its cold mornings, and the 23rd June was no exception.

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Tin Can Alley entertaining comrades at the Curry Night. Issue #2015

Curry with comrades night – a CPA SA tradition

Through a close association with the Port Adelaide United Workers’ Club, the CPA Port Adelaide branch has access to two fine venues for celebrations and...

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Issue #1987

Urgent action needed to rescue Australian journalism

A new study pointing to a crisis in Australian public interest journalism demands urgent government action to safeguard our democracy.

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Issue #1988

Unionists protest as Better Read Than Dead management renege on deal

Workers at Better Read Than Dead have recommenced industrial action after management reneged on an in principle deal reached in July this year.

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Issue #1989

Sydney community rallies in support of booksellers

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) organised a protest in Sydney’s Camperdown Memorial Park

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Issue #1968

Menulog trial marks gig milestone

The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has welcomed the commencement of Menulog’s employment trial as an important milestone toward achieving minimum rights and standards in the food delivery industry.

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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 #1972

Better Read Than Dead workers win after historic industrial action

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) announced that on Tuesday 27th July, Better Read Than Dead workers unanimously endorsed an in principle agreement...

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Issue #1974

RAFFWU to fight for the right to bargain in the Federal Court

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) has pledged to take Coles Supermarkets to the Federal Court in a bid to force the supermarket giant to commence negotiating a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA).

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Issue #2001

Aged care workers yet to receive their bonus payment

A survey of 1000 aged care workers conducted by the United Workers’ Union (UWU) has revealed that ninety-seven per cent of aged care workers are...

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Issue #1972

Morrison must adopt all respect@work recommendations

The ACTU will appear at the Senate inquiry into the Morrison government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work and Sex Discrimination Acts in response to...

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Issue #1975

Income support during post-test isolation

Unions NSW have had a breakthrough for workers, winning a $320 COVID Test and Isolate support payment from the NSW Coalition government to cover obligatory stay-at-home time following a COVID test. Victoria has a similar $450 Coronavirus Test Isolation Payment.

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Issue #1987

A win for farmworkers as FWC rules on minimum wage

Workers and union organisers with the United Workers Union (UWU) and the Australian Workers Union (AWU) are celebrating a massive win ...

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Issue #1968

RAFFWU protected action ballot order marks new era for retail unionism

On 22nd June 2021, the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) secured a Protected Action Ballot Order for its workers at the ironically named Sydney bookstore “Better Read Than Dead.”

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Issue #2003

May Day – Demand real change

Without strong, militant unions workers are powerless. The trade union movement has been targeted by successive governments to the point where industrial action is outlawed...

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Issue #1982

Beware fake unions!

They claim they are a cheaper and “independent alternative” to registered trade unions.

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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 #1964

MUA stands with Traditional Land Owners

The MUA has once again shown how, with militant leadership, the trade union movement can be a vehicle for taking the workers’ movement to social issues.

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Issue #2011

Abolish the ABCC

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has used the courts to hit building and construction unions with fines of $15.262 million since 2nd December...

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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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