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.
Construction forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
Plasterboard workers at Knauf returned to work after winning their demands for permanency and a pay rise. Chris Slee reports.
CFMEU members are campaigning for an enterprise agreement, three years after the old one expired. Steve O'Brien reports.
Mainstream commentary about the almost daily anti-vaccination rallies in Melbourne this week has avoided analysing the complex motivations of the demonstrators and failed to suggest sensible ways of responding, argues Sue Bolton.
NSW CFMEU officials have rejected police allegations that they received illegal payments from a building construction company. Jim McIlroy reports.
Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.
The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.
The North Parramatta Residents Action Group does not agree with relocating Willow Grove and is accusing the NSW government of using COVID-19 to desecrate the site. Susan Price reports.
Defenders of the historic Willow Grove are disappointed with the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to give the go-ahead to its destruction. But Susan Price reports they are determined to fight on.
More than 150 workers, students and residents picketed entrances to Parramatta’s historic Willow Grove on June 22, reports Susan Price.
The North Parramatta Residents Action Group has vowed to continue the campaign to save Willow Grove from being destroyed. Susan Price reports.
The campaign to save historic Willow Grove in Parramatta from being torn down to make way for the new museum is ramping up, writes Susan Price.
NSW planning minister Rob Stokes has got a fight on his hands from those who don't agree the historic Willow Grove villa needs to make way for a new museum, writes Susan Price.
The federal government’s war on unions continues with the Australian Federal Police raid on CFMEU offices and official's homes in Sydney. Jim McIlroy reports.
'Class consciousness is knowing which side of the fence you’re on. Class analysis is figuring out who is there with you.' — Slogan from a 1970s poster, author unknown.
The newly formed "Industrial Left" faction of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in Victoria combined with the right at the party's state conference on May 28 to block discussion about imposing a 90 day time limit on offshore detention.
The formation of a militant super-union has been given the go-ahead by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in a decision announced on March 6.
Founding national secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) Michael O'Connor welcomed the formation of the new union, created by the amalgamation of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and the Textile, Clothing, and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA).