“The physical disappearance of our dear colleague Gilda Chacón Bravo constitutes a sensitive loss for the Cuban and International Trade Union Movement.”
US rail union leaders warn: corporate greed will delay your holiday gifts, again
US: Crunch. And a shortage of everything. That’s the warning rail union leaders are sending to consumers as the nation approaches the holiday season. Expect,...
Public sector alliance rally – WA
In Western Australia there has been a campaign of industrial activity over the past six weeks by more than ten trade unions who make up...
Perth International Women’s Day 2021
IWD 2021 was celebrated in Perth at Perth Trades Hall on Monday, the 8th of March.
What is happening in Sri Lanka?
For many outside of Sri Lanka, the political situation inside the nation can be difficult to understand. We interviewed Bimal Rathnayake, a politburo member of...
Chile after the coup
It has been nearly fifty years since the infamous coup in Chile on 11th September 1973. The world became aware of the heinous birth of...
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.
“RATIOS NOW!” – Rally report Melbourne
On Tuesday, 1st March, over 100 workers, unionists, and community members gathered at the front of Gladys Liu’s office in Burwood, Victoria. Their mission was...
New initiatives to address national care crisis a massive win for women workers
The union for aged care workers, early childhood educators and disability support workers has welcomed today’s announcement that an Albanese Labor government would deliver ground-breaking...
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.
How unions are building queer-friendly workplaces
If you haven’t guessed from all the corporations suddenly adorning their websites and shop windows with rainbow flags, today (17th May) is International Day Against...
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".
Anti-AUKUS webinar provokes conservative contempt
Last week, the Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition (SAAC) hosted the Resisting AUKUS and War on China webinar.
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...
Teachers’ Federation rally – Sydney
“MORE THAN THANKS”, the message that over 15,000 teachers had for the NSW government and specifically for NSW Premier Dominic Perrotet at Hyde Park on...
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.
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...
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
Anti-protest laws affect us all
Earlier this month, NSW police bungled a raid on Blockade Australia activists in the Colo Valley, in Sydney’s north-west. Activists at the remote camp noticed...
Jobs and Skills Summit: dangerous illusions for workers
Workers and their families are looking for real change – real wage rises, secure jobs, safe working conditions, with adequately funded and staffed health and...
Boot the Coalition out!
The Coalition government has comprehensive plans to destroy militant trade unions and give employers arbitrary powers and unfettered rights over workers in the workplace. The...