Since Indonesia's parliament secretly signed the Omnibus Job Creation bill into law, more than 100,000 people have protested across the country, writes Wagimanto.
attacks on workers
Masses of Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law, writes Susan Price.
Filmmakers Amanda King and Fabio Cavadini have collaborated on a number of projects about significant, but lesser known, subjects in Australian history. Together, they have now brought one of the great hidden events of labour history in this country to the big screen.
The Great Strike 1917 retells the largely forgotten story of one of Australia's biggest industrial struggles and its impact on society.
Trade unions protested in Paris on August 31 as President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his new attacks on workers’ rights. Macron’s proposed labour “reforms” would make it easier for bosses to hire and fire workers.
Macron wants parliament to vote on the new legislation — the third attack on workers’ rights in the past few years — without a chance to amend it.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has called for a national day of rallies for June 20 to stop the attacks on workers.
This is the second national day of action called by the CFMEU this year, with a previous round of rallies having taken place in March.
Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney
May Day is the day workers unite to celebrate our achievements and recognise the struggle of all workers around the world! We’ve achieved: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, Superannuation, Paid Maternity Leave, Medicare. But there’s still more work to be done! Inequality is at a 70 year high, wage growth at near record lows, rising income inequality, housing and rental affordability, casualisation of work and underemployment is at epidemic levels, and there is no closing the Gender Pay Gap! We need to rally! Hosted by Unions NSW.