Number 5

This material was produced by the Victorian Right to Strike Committee and inludes model resolutions, posters, right to strike information along with other documentation.

  1. Australian law must comply with the UN's International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions. The ILO states that the right to withdraw labour or to strike underpins our other rights.

Model resolution for all types of union meeting

That this meeting of (Name of Union and status of meeting) supports the National Right to Strike Campaign and declares that all Australian law must comply with ILO Conventions 87 and 98. In particular with the guaranteed right to organise and strike at the time chosen, and for the purposes decided upon, by union members. Further, our organisation demands that the ILO Conventions pertaining to workers in unions being free to take solidarity action with other workers by striking, be complied with.

Joe Burns
Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America
2011 IG Publishing

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Joe Burns has a stimulating analysis and conclusion in this readable and topical book on US strikes.

I conclude as well that we can revive the strike in Australia and working people can regain power and transform Australia.

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