Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation was released in 2001. It provided a good analysis and well structured arguments against the corporate greed of the fast food industry. The recently released movie however is not a documentary, but instead a fiction. It is directed by Richard Linklater and co-written by Linklater and Schlosser. The movie […]
Labor Party leader Kim Beazley has warned the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) that an ALP government would not do everything the unions wanted on industrial relations. Speaking at the triennial ACTU congress in Melbourne on October 24 he said that although he was committed to ripping up Howard’s industrial relations changes, he would […]
UNITE has been campaigning hard against AWAs (Australian Workplace Agreements or individual contracts). We have claimed that AWAs are aimed at driving down wages by weakening workers bargaining power.
Support the right to join a union! UNITE has been contacted several times in recent months by young people who have just started working at McDonalds. What they have told us is that they were asked to sign a document pledging that they would not join a union.