The ACTU has decided to support the CFMEU ban and take steps to end the use of engineered stone by mid 2024 if government bans are not already in place. Jim McIlroy reports.
Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union national secretary Zach Smith told the national Housing Justice Summit about the unions campaign for a super profits tax to build housing.
Construction union spokesperson Jade Ingham spoke to Alex Bainbridge about the union's demands on Labor at its national conference.
“Protect Country and our climate” was the headline message of a protest outside the Labor Party national conference opening. Alex Bainbridge reports.
Green Left journalists Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.
Thousands took part in the annual NAIDOC march for land rights and justice for First Nations. Chris Peterson and Chloe DS reports
More than 5000 unionists marched from Belmore Park to Hyde Park calling for “justice”, “a better future” and to “show the bosses we mean business” on May 1. Jim McIlroy and Pip Hinman report.
Building industry unions and health groups are calling a total ban on the construction industry using engineered stone bench tops which contain silica. Jim McIlroy 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.
A delegation of unionists travelled to the Pilliga forest, in Northern NSW, in solidarity with the Gomeroi people resisting Santos' Narrabri coal seam gas mining operation. Jim McIlroy reports.
Plasterboard workers at Knauf returned to work after winning their demands for permanency and a pay rise. Chris Slee reports.
Spirits are high at the Knauf factory picket line as members of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign for a decent enterprise agreement. Chris Slee reports.
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