Ever since the One Big Union (OBU) a century ago, unions have been involved in big issues confronting humanity and the environment. The Assistant Secretary at Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Liam O’Brien when asked on the Paradigm Shift about vaccine Mandates said this:
“… That’s not to say that individual employers can’t introduce vaccine requirements on staff.… Go to Article
Speech by Humphrey McQueen – May Day Dinner, Adelaide, 2011
Although we are more than half way through our May Day dinner, it is never too late to say grace: ‘For the food and drinks that we are enjoying, we thank the working classes’. We have already expressed our thanks to the catering staff who know that the good things have come from further afield than their kitchen.… Go to Article
The May meeting of the 17 Group will be on Wednesday the 4th of May at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. As you probably know, after the failure of the great strikes of the early 1890s the labour movement in Australia was in crisis. One response was the formation of the ALP.… Go to Article
Labour Day, Brisbane, 2011
Socialist groups missed an opportunity this Labour Day.
There has been a shift inside the Labour movement and the Left has not recognised it fully nor have they responded to it.
Observe the Labour Day march in Brisbane this year. For the first time not a single Labor party politician up the front of the march.… Go to Article
Tony Mockeridge has asked that this song be dedicated to Lex Wotton. Accordingly this song goes out to Lex Wotton and his family for their courage in standing up for justice on Palms for the Bwgcolman people and for all the people of Queensland.
4PR – Voice of the People
Tony dedicates this song to Lex Wotton:
“We usually play this as our opening tune as our acknowledgement of and respect for the people who have lived in this country for so long and for the injustice handed out to them by the invaders.
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The Qld Council of Unions Labour Day Committee have organised a March and Celebration to be held on Monday 2 May, 2011.
10:00am March Commences from the Cnr of Wharf & Turbot Sts, please check with your union for details of your assembly area.
12:00pm Family Fun Day at the RNA Showgrounds, Oval 2.… Go to Article
Defend Dave Kerin!
Don’t put this man in jail
Union Solidarity Coordinator Dave Kerin is now facing up to 6 months jail for supporting striking workers at Boeing.
The Australian Workplace Ombudsman has issued Dave with a “Notice to produce documents” in relation to the recent strike at Boeing.… Go to Article
Little Joy for Workers
“In democracies, sometimes the rulers have to change in order to ensure that things remain the same”
— adapted from The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Unions were told by the Labor Party that they had to work on a marginal seats campaign to get the ALP in government and thereby change the workplace laws.… Go to Article