Iemma scabs on strikers Fairfax newspaper staff have walked off the job this week after Fairfax announced on Tuesday that it would sack 550 workers across Australia and New Zealand. Almost one third of the positions to go are those of journalists. Advertisements
A group of students began occupying a building owned by Melbourne University last week demanding an end to the student housing crisis. The property located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton has been left vacant since 2005.
Government and union response inadequate The Ford motor company in Australia will sack 350 workers before the end of the year. This equates to 15 per cent of Ford’s manufacturing workforce in Australia. In addition to these sackings a further 600 jobs will go when Ford closes its Geelong engine plant in 2010.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) was set up by John Howard in 2005 to supposedly ‘clean up’ the building industry. In reality its main function is to act as a secret police force that can curb union influence in the construction sector.
On the eve of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing there is a lot of talk about China, politics and sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Chinese regime tell us that the Olympics are neutral and only about sport, not politics. But a look back in time tells us something different.
Following the release of the Eddington report on Victoria’s transport needs, the State Government invited organisations and members of the public to submit their views about the findings. More than 2000 submissions were received over a 15 week period. The overwhelming majority were critical.
UNITE is deeply disappointed about the news that Starbucks will axe 685 jobs and close 61 of its 84 stores in Australia. This follows the news that Starbucks are closing 600 stores in the US resulting in over 12,000 job losses.