A mass meeting of workers, outside the Port Melbourne Boeing plant, voted to go back to work today after nearly three weeks on strike. As reported previously, Boeing management had provoked this dispute after the unfair dismissal of a worker. Advertisements
The Anzac Day holiday this year has once again prompted pages and pages of articles in the capitalist press claiming to ‘honour the bravery and sacrifice’ of the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).
Over 700 workers from aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing are currently on strike at the Fishermans Bend plant in Melbourne. This morning at a mass meeting the workers agreed to defy Federal Court orders telling them to return to work. These workers now face possible fines and other serious legal action.
Its their system so make the bosses pay! Almost every day we hear more bad news about the state of the economy: market volatility, hedge funds collapsing, rising oil and food prices and investors losing confidence. One thing is for sure and that is that the bosses want working people to bear the brunt of […]
Ten years ago today, security officers accompanied by guard dogs stormed into 17 ports across Australia owned by Patrick Stevedores. This came after its chief executive, Chris Corrigan, sacked his workers, sparking a month-long lockout. Today the Maritime Union of Australia mark the anniversary with a short stop work while Corrigan has been quoted today […]
“We will not be intimidated! Unions must continue to stand up for people. As a union leader let me make this clear, I will not pay a $33,000 fine for asking for people to be treated fairly.” These were the fine words of then ACTU Secretary Greg Combet at the mass rally against Howard’s IR […]