A contribution to the urgently needed discussion on a just transition to green jobs, featuring Erin Killion-Delcastillo, Tim Gooden and Evan Breen.
In this latest episode of the Green Left Show, Tim Gooden talks about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's current assault on workers' rights and why a lobbying campaign is not enough.
Geelong Trades Hall Council has decided it will seek broader interest in a new campaign for a sustainable green jobs, reports Tim Gooden.
The federal government has passed two stimulus packages, largely aimed at helping its corporate mates. Unions need to push hard for income protection and welfare support, argues Tim Gooden.
This bill is about giving even more power to a billionaire class that has shown itself to have absolutely no integrity.
Don’t Forget Super
By Brian Boyd
Published by the Victorian Electrical Trades Union, 2018
Ever wondered where your superannuation scheme came from and what it is meant to do?
I always thought it was a lump sum payment so I could buy a caravan and go around Australia before going on the age pension, and many have tried to do just that. But today anyone will tell you the age pension is not enough to live on, and working until your 67 is just not possible for most people, especially if you work in the construction industry.
Former Geelong Trades Hall Council (GTHC) secretary Tim Gooden reflects on his experiences as a socialist trade union leader and discusses what he could bring to parliament if elected as the Victorian Socialists candidate for the Western Region in the November 24 state elections.
There are very few workers in Australia today who feel confident that they have a job for life, are well paid or have the safest working conditions possible.
That’s why we all welcomed the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) Change the Rules campaign.
It is definitely time to stop the attacks on workers and build a fight back that can win. We need to get rid of legislation that stops unions from organising effectively for their members.
Sources have informed Green Left Weekly that the new CEO of Barwon Health in Victoria is on the warpath and the target appears to be patient services.
Barwon Health incorporates University Hospital Geelong, Geelong’s only public hospital and the only tertiary-level hospital outside of Metropolitan Melbourne. The hospital’s catchment area extends from Werribee to the South Australian border, encompassing more than 350,000 Victorians and up to 500,000 for certain specialised treatments.
Our current industrial laws are anti-worker, anti-union and unjust. A campaign to change them is a must.