Tim Gooden, retired secretary of the Geelong Trades Hall Council, believes the ACTU and unions can and should exert more public pressure on Labor to take a stand for Palestine. Alex Bainbridge interviewed him.
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.
One of the most significant battles in recent working-class history was remembered at the annual May Day dinner to support Green Left at Geelong Trades Hall. Sue Bull reports.
Thousands of workers took to the streets in a national day of action to demand wage rises and protest anti-union laws, report Jacob Andrewartha, Sue Bolton, Alex Bainbridge and Jim McIlroy.
Environmental Jobs Alliance Geelong (EJAG) celebrated its work with a dinner involving representatives from the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, unionists, community members and local businesses. Jackie Kriz reports.
Unionists say the anti-union Australian Building and Construction Commission should be abolished immediately. Jim McIlroy reports.
Three union activists were elected to positions in a delayed election at Geelong Trades Hall Council. Sue Bull reports.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is very critical of the government's “let it rip” approach. But, Sarah Hathway reports, many unionists want it to do more.
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.
Most workers cannot wait to get rid of this dreadful federal Coalition government. But fewer believe that a Bill Shorten-led Labor government will actually change the rules, writes Sue Bull.
Twelve months ago socialists from several different groups and backgrounds came together to see if they could get the first socialist elected to an Australian parliament in more 70 years.
Victorian Socialists are running candidates across every Legislative Council region in Victoria and in more than a dozen Legislative Assembly seats. Below are the lead Victorian Socialists candidates for the upper house regions. To see the full list of candidates visit victoriansocialists.org.au
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