Christy Cain

Tim Gooden, a former Geelong Trades Hall secretary, said the Labor government is complicit in Israel's genocide against Gaza and that unions should be doing more to stop it.

National secretary of the CFMMEU Christy Cain told the Friends of Palestine WA rally that the union movement needed to take a stronger stand on Palestine.

Ceasefire now! sign in Meanjin/Brisbane rally, December 3

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters filled the streets across Australia, for the eighth week running, to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and for an end to Israel's siege.

Union leader Christy Cain called on Labor and ACTU leaders to work for a ceasefire at the Palestine solidarity rally.

Construction workers demanding protection from silicosis and calling on Labor governments to keep their promises to remove anti-union laws took to Sydney streets in their thousands. Peter Boyle reports.

Unionists say the anti-union Australian Building and Construction Commission should be abolished immediately. Jim McIlroy reports. 

Tucked away at the end of Labor’s Secure Australian Jobs Plan for this election is a promise to abolish the ABCC. Workers will need to hold Labor to account if elected, argues Sue Bull.

 

Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.

More than 100 maritime workers and trade unionists protested outside Svitzer Australia tug boat operators to demand it reinstate sacked tug boat crews. Tim Gooden reports.

Sydney’s May Day march highlighted the green ban imposed by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union on the demolition of a heritage-listed building in Parramatta. Pip Hinman reports.

The Western Australian Labor government announced it is opening up 5.2 million hectares — an area roughly the size of 75% of Tasmania — to potential fracking operations on November 27.

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has signed new work arrangements with Japanese energy giant Inpex covering the $34 billion Ichthys LNG project, off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

They include the implementation of a diversity program, the promotion of Australian crews on certain support vessels and an enhanced dispute settlement process with a dedicated conciliator to help resolve potential disputes.