Organise migrant workers into fighting unions The latest debate taking place against the backdrop of the economic downturn is about migration. The Rudd Government recently announced that it would cut the annual intake of skilled migrants by 14 per cent. Immigration Minister Chris Evans said he would cut the number even further if the downturn […]
Militant strategy needed to defend jobs Hundreds of workers rallied in the Melbourne CBD on Thursday March 5 in response to Pacific Brands announcing they would sack 1850 Australian workers. Pacific Brands is the company behind many popular clothing labels including Bonds, Kayser, Hard Yakka, Holeproof and Berlei.
Crisis leads to ideological shift The global financial crisis has led to a major ideological shift among many representatives of the ruling class. The 30 year neo-liberal dominance is over for now and Keynesianism and government pump priming is the order of the day.