Ed Aspinall reports the huge protests across Indonesia against the omnibus law, which have been violently dispersed by police, have resulted in more than 1000 arrests in Jakarta and surrounds alone.
Workers & unions
The underlying gross domestic product trend shows the profit share is up to an historic high and the labour share is down. Since 1975, more than $4 trillion has been shifted from wages to profits. Paul Oboohov explains how it got to this.
A snap action was organised to show solidarity to Indonesian workers taking action against a new labour law, reports Jim McIlroy.
Masses of Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law, writes Susan Price.
The New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission has given close to half a million public sector workers a slap in the face for their efforts over a very difficult year, reports Jim McIlroy.
Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, writes Susan Price.
Waterfront workers are calling on Caltex to suspend services with Ports and Harbour Services which has employed non-union labour, reports Jim McIlroy.
The Maritime Union of Australia is fighting Patrick stevedores' attempts to use the pandemic to cut conditions and wages, reports Jim Mcllroy.
Peter Simpson, “Simmo”, a stalwart of the Electrical Trades Union Queensland and NT branch has been widely hailed as a “legend” for putting the union and social justice ahead of party politics, writes Jim McIlroy.
The federal government and employers are using the pandemic recession to further undermine job security and employment conditions. Graham Mathews argues that their “increased flexibility” is our growing insecurity.