Workers & unions

Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O’Connor reports.

If Labor wins government on May 21 unionists must press for the right to strike, argues Chris White.

Workers are being told that a pay rise to match inflation will hurt the economy and “fuel” inflation. William Briggs takes issue with those arguments.

Unionists and students have set up picket lines at the University of Sydney in support of their claim for permanency, First Nations employment targets and reasonable workloads. Jim McIlroy reports.

While essential workers kept society running through the pandemic, governments and bosses worked assiduously to undermine their pay and conditions. Federico Fuentes reports.

The Transport Workers Union has welcomed a full bench decision by the Federal Court that Qantas’ outsourcing of nearly 2000 ground crew workers two years ago was illegal. Jim McIlroy reports.

 

Australian Services Union and the Municipal and Utilities Workers Union members working for Moreland City Council have taken strike action after management offered a pay cut. Darren Saffin reports.

An estimated 15,000 teachers rallied in Hyde Park and marched to NSW parliament to demand better pay and conditions. Jim McIlroy reports on their second strike in six months.

Protest posters in Sri Lanka

Since the beginning of March, protests have erupted across Sri Lanka demanding the resignation of President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, writes Janaka Biyanwila. These protests emerged in the context of rising costs of living, exacerbated by a foreign debt crisis.

Cost-of-living pressures and the economy are critical issues in most election campaigns, and they certainly are in this one, argues William Briggs.

A central theme of the May Day march in Sydney was that Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition government had to be voted out at the federal election on May 21. Video by Peter Boyle.

Phil Sandford had two consuming passions: jazz and revolutionary socialism, writes Derek Mortimer

In the lead-up to a federal election, some May Day rallies across Australia from April 30 to May 2 were bigger than usual. Kerry Smith reports.

Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills and a Moreland City Councillor, argues that Labor's "small target" election strategy risks helping the right make more gains.

Activists involved in Melbourne Educators for Social and Environmental Justice are campaigning to get Australian Education Union members to reject a substandard agreement. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Socialist Alliance candidate for Sydney and respected public housing, transport, resident action and trade union activist Andrew Chuter talks about about his practical vision for a socialist future.

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