Climate activists and unionists rallied in various cities for World Environment Day, calling for an end to new coal and gas projects for anti-protest laws to be scrapped. Jim McIlroy, Sue Bull & Niko Leka report.
Workers & unions
An overwhelming majority of Community and Public Sector Union members gave the thumbs down to the Australian Public Service Commission pay offer on June 1. Jim McIlroy reports.
John (Jack) Rice played an important role in many organisations. He recognised the critical relationship between theory and activism. He will be greatly missed, writes Paul Petit.
South Australian unions, human rights, legal and community groups are campaigning against Labor’s new draconian anti-protest laws, which passed the Legislative Assembly with the Liberal’s support. Paul Petit reports.
National Tertiary Education Union members, students, families and community members joined a protest in the Wadawurrung/Ballarat CBD over an impasse in wages negotiations at Federation University. Jeremy Smith reports.
The United Professional Firefighters Union Western Australia is demanding that WA Labor negotiate, not dictate, on a new enterprise agreement. Alex Salmon reports.
Alex Bainbridge writes new analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Office has found that the cost of the “Stage 3” tax cuts will be $313 billion over 10 years — a huge increase on the $254 billion previously estimated.
Racism and Islamophobia will be the key options for French president Emmanuel Macron’s new Right as it attempts to undermine the class unity shown in the movement opposing attacks on pensions, writes John Mullens.
More than 500 people protested outside two libraries at the projected closures and cuts to services. The biggest was outside the Geelong West Library, as Sue Bull reports
The NSW Health Services Union has stepped up its industrial campaign, demanding the new Labor government grant pay rises to its paramedics and other ancillary hospital staff. Jim McIlroy reports.
Episode 8: Green Left journalists Ben Radford and Isaac Nellist take you through the latest news from Australia and around the world.
A forum on the vast sums being spent on AUKUS and the war on China also discussed how to build the anti-war campaign. Jim McIlroy reports.
South Korea unions are fighting back against the right-wing Yoon Suk-yeol government, reports Clive Tillman. Strikes are planned for July on the back of record-breaking May Day mobilisations.
The High Court is hearing an appeal by Qantas that it did not unfairly sack baggage handlers, under the Fair Work, and outsource their jobs during the pandemic. Jim McIlroy reports.
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.
Why will the generations born since the mid 1980s most likely be financially poorer than previous generations? Mick Bull looks at this and other questions posed by Alison Pennington in her new book Gen F’d?