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Issue #2007

Canada: 90th anniversary of the Colonial Building Riot provides a lesson on class conflict and organising

In the early 1930s, the Dominion of Newfoundland was in a deep economic crisis along with many other parts of the capitalist world in the...

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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 #1971

How Harvey Norman buys the press

Open a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, or almost any other Nine-Fairfax newspaper, and you will see pages of advertisements for furniture retailer Harvey Norman.

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Issue #1977

Why do we work?

Work, like inequality, appears to be a permanent feature of human existence into the foreseeable future.

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Worker Issue #1946

“Supporting Private Profit Growth”

Just days before Parliament rose for the summer break, the Coalition government tabled legislation with the aim of accelerating its anti-worker, anti-union agenda on behalf of employers.

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Issue #1969

Why do we work?

“Why do we work?” seems like an odd question. Sure everyone works, do they not? Or the majority of people do, one way or another.

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Issue #1977

Women’s amenities should be mandatory across Australian worksites to boost female participation

The Electrical Trades Union is launching a campaign to boost the number of women in male dominated occupational industries, calling for women’s amenities to be mandatory on worksites across Australia.

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Issue #1994

Qantas moves to terminate Enterprise Agreement

Qantas has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Long-Haul Cabin Crew agreement. The first time in its history that Qantas has tried...

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Issue #1996

Brisbane branch campaign against AUKUS, casualisation, and climate change

There is no rest for the Brisbane Branch of the CPA as we continue our campaign against the IR omnibus Bill, the AUKUS nuclear submarine...

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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 #1983

Young Workers’ Centre releases report into young migrant workers in the act

The Young Workers’ Centre, a Unions ACT initiative assisting young workers in Canberra, has released a report on the experiences of young migrant workers in the nation’s capital.

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Issue #1961

Pro-business – Anti-worker

Women, aged care, and jobs were to be the focus of the 2021-22 federal budget – or so we were led to believe, prior to its release.

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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 #1997

Are we really at the forefront on renewable energy?

“Australia is at the forefront of a global experiment on how to shift an electricity grid built on coal to one dominated by renewables.” So...

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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 #1979

Can employers mandate vaccinations?

Editorial note: This article does not purport to give legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only With the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout well...

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Issue #1971

Bring back Jobkeeper!

Thousands of workers face a substantial loss of income with the extension of lockdowns in Victoria and NSW and a new one in South Australia.

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2004

For a workers’ democracy

At the end of this month, Australians will participate in another federal election. Our elections, an expression of bourgeois democracy, are often presented as an...

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