“The physical disappearance of our dear colleague Gilda Chacón Bravo constitutes a sensitive loss for the Cuban and International Trade Union Movement.”
Perth International Women’s Day 2021
IWD 2021 was celebrated in Perth at Perth Trades Hall on Monday, the 8th of March.
Union demerger a loss to the union movement
Earlier this month, delegates from the mining and energy division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) convened and voted to break away from the super-union.
From the Accord to the IR Omnibus Bill
Over the past forty years, since the implementation of the Accord agreement between the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), wages and salaries have not progressed.
2021 A year of struggles
Welcome back to all the Workers’ Weekly readers. We will have to fight for a better year for all ensuring that workers don’t pay for the crisis.
LETTER – Struggle to unite all workers
Some are celebrating as a victory the removal of some of the clauses in the Omnibus bill on industrial relations. The ACTU and other union bodies are claiming victory, and certainly, some onerous provisions have been removed. The organised sector of the working class has had some benefit but the attack on all workers has continued.
May Day: Fight for the right to strike
May Day 2021 is a time to take the struggle to the streets; to show the full strength and might of the working class; and take back the losses of recent decades.
ACTU CALLS for GLOBAL SOLIDARITY ON PANDEMIC
The ACTU stated that “[t]he pandemic has highlighted the world’s stark social and health inequities".
A New Accord?
“Governments create the environment that enables business to prosper and create new jobs,” said Anthony Albanese in a speech to Queensland TAFE earlier this month.
Vale Gilda Chacón-Bravo
It was with great sadness we received the news in Australia of the passing of comrade Gilda Chacón on the 8th April 2021.
What will Labor’s job plan deliver?
Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese raised the expectations of many in the trade union movement with his announcement of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan