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Dave Kelly of the LHMU on WA's WorkChoices

Dave Kelly recently penned an opinion piece for The West Australian newspaper on the consequences of WorkChoices and the policies of former WA IR minister Graham Kierath.

You can read the article here.

 

 
A Fair Go for Billionaires?

The CFMEU have started the "Fair Go for Billionaires!" movement you can get involved if you wish to help stand up for the big guy.

Check out the website here.

 

 
Australian Education Union's new ad

The Australian Education Union launch their new advertising campaign... very amusing!

 
Union activists once again campaigning against WorkChoices

Union activists are once again getting out and about campaigning to ensure that Tony Abbott does not bring back WorkChoices style changes to employment laws.

In 2007, the Your Rights At Work campaign had a fantastic victory in defeating John Howard and Tony Abbott’s unfair WorkChoices legislation. Unbelievably, just 3 years later we are again campaigning to ensure that Abbott doesn’t bring back the worst aspects of WorkChoices by ‘tweaking’ the Fair Work Act.

 
Unions rally around the country for rights on site

Construction unions and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have rallied around the country today as Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) member Ark Tribe returned to court in Adelaide. Ark is facing trial under the unfair Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) laws for not telling the ABCC what was discussed at a workplace meeting about safety issues on a construction site in Adelaide.

The Perth rally was attended by an estimated 4000 people. Members rallied in support of Ark as well as over recent workplace deaths in the maritime and construction industries. A dock worker was killed in a workplace accident in Melbourne last Wednesday and a construction worker died in a workplace accident in Adelaide on Friday. The rally was addressed by the partner of a worker who was killed in a workplace accident and all speakers reinforced the message that no-one should be risking their life by going to work. Every worker has a right to a safe workplace and every family has the right to expect their loved ones home safely at the end of a work day.

 
Unions want urgent action after the tragic death of yet another dock worker

Work at 15 wharves around Australia has ground to a halt after the death of the third worker in five months.

Staff at all P&O automotive and general stevedoring sites have walked out for 24 hours. A 41-year-old Melbourne worker was crushed to death during pick-up and delivery operations at Appleton Dock this morning.

Paddy Crumlin from the Maritime Union of Australia says it is time for conditions to change.

 
UnionsWA welcomes mining tax resolution

UnionsWA believes the new Minerals Resource Rent Tax will help provide the building blocks for a fairer Australia and give ordinary Australians a greater share of the profits generated by the exploitation of the country’s non-renewable resources.

The peak union body in WA argues the $10.5 billion windfall will provide vital infrastructure across the country and particularly in WA mining communities which to date have been largely overlooked in terms of development despite the huge profits generated by nearby resource projects.

 
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