Daily Archives: July 26, 2015

#TURC The law as the disorganiser of labour

“Whilst there is an attempt by some to associate Lomax with Halafihi Kivalu an ex-CFMEU official who is accused of acting corruptly for personal benefit and has subsequently been expelled from the CFMEU this seems to be nothing more than a simple smear (CFMEU 2015b). “

The Word From Struggle Street

Construction workers march in the city centre in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The CFMEU today marched on Grocon sites calling for improved safety. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING Construction workers march in the city centre in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The CFMEU today marched on Grocon sites calling for improved safety. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

John Lomax, a CFMEU official, has been charged with blackmail. The CFMEU reports that ‘Mr Lomax was told by police that he was accused of forcing an employer to enter into an EBA and that as a result the employer suffered financial loss due to paying workers higher wages’ (CFMEU 2015a). Lomax has not yet appeared before the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption however ‘ACT police said his arrest was “in relation to the Canberra hearings” of the royal commission’(2015). Whilst there is an attempt by some to associate Lomax with Halafihi Kivalu an ex-CFMEU official who is accused of acting corruptly for personal benefit and has subsequently been expelled from the CFMEU this…

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Bolivar – the Liberator

The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) invites you to the premiere of:

THE LIBERATOR

(EL LIBERTADOR – Venezuelan film)
to celebrate Latin America’s Unity
Free event

Sunday 16 August 2015, 3:00 pm
The New Globe Theatre
220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
(a few doors down from Railway station)

You are invited to some nibbles and a complimentary glass of champagne
Book your seat by visiting: Eventbrite

For more information phone:
Margaret: 0439 411 330 I
Eulalia: 0424 364 588

Sponsored by the Embassy of Venezuela in Australia

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Unions oppose China Free Trade Agreement

What is ChAFTA? The China-Australia free trade agreement is a wide-ranging agreement between Australia and China that was negotiated in secret without public or parliamentary input. It gives Chinese companies preferential treatment in Australia. Some clauses contained within the agreement … Continue reading