Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

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A gentle reminder: unions are part of the detention industry

Recent weeks have seen the introduction and review of laws designed to protect the operations of Australia’s immigration detention system, as well as the launching of the disturbing new Border Force agency. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) leadership also now … Continue reading

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Remember Aboriginal Women Workers Struggles on International Women’s Day

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8 March 2016 is International Women’s Day. This is an appropriate time to remember that Aboriginal women workers were taking action on women workers’ rights before the emergence of the Suffragette movement in Australia in the 1890s and early years … Continue reading

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The Vanguard: Union Amalgamation

Amalgamations of unions – for better or for worse In recent months there have been reports in the daily press about amalgamations of unions. The first major one was between the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and Maritime … Continue reading

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Isis & Israel Public Lecture

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PRESS INVITE Isis & Israel Public Lecture (Monday 7 March at 7pm, JHB) and North West Premier with Dr Uri Davis Public Event (Monday 7 March at 7pm, Rustenburg) 07 March 2016 Members of the media and public are invited … Continue reading

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Logan deserves quality public transport

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Logan people deserve quality public transport. It’s a basic public service. Through our work with the Queensland Community Alliance, we have been listening to hundreds of stories from people from Logan about their struggles with poor public transport. Read some … Continue reading