Workers & unions

Transport Workers Union members at StarTrack walked off the job for 24 hours following the company’s refusal to negotiate a fair enterprise agreement. Jim McIlroy reports.

Pro-democracy protests are again escalating in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), after activists were temporarily scared off the streets by the killing of dozens of activists and bystanders by the armed forces, reports Maxime Bowen.

Hundreds of fascists forced their way into the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) headquarters in Rome on October 9, reports Dave Kellaway.

Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.

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Alex Salmon reviews Squid Game, a dystopian tale set in Asia's economic "miracle".

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Bosses claim the modern, flexible workplace is a wonderland of freedom and self-expression, but a new book reveals what it is really like for workers, writes Barry Healy.

Precarious workers in Cairns are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Far North Queensland. Jonathan Strauss reports.

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How should the working class respond to a pandemic and protect workers’ interests at the same time? Malik Miah reports on the situation in the United States.

CFMEU members are campaigning for an enterprise agreement, three years after the old one expired. Steve O'Brien reports.

In response to the plan to rapidly phase out the disaster payment, the Australian Council of Social Service said the JobSeeker rate needs to be lifted to $80 a day. Arie Huybregts reports.

The Combined Rail Unions and the Rail, Tram & Bus Union are continuing protected industrial action in New South Wales as negotiations for a new NSW Trains and Sydney Trains Enterprise Agreement break down. Jean Dor reports.

Maritime Union of Australia members at Patrick Stevedores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle will take protected industrial action in October. Jim McIlroy reports.

Up to 2000 Transport Workers' Union members at StarTrack went on strike for 24 hours to protect jobs and win job security guarantees. Jim McIlroy 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.

A second “Safe from COVID, safe from poverty” media conference discussed organising for COVID-19 safety in the workplace. Isaac Nellist reports.

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