Workers’ Rights and Industrial

The fight for women’s rights and against gendered violence is union business.

In response to the announcement by General Motors from its corporate headquarters in Detroit that it will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing and significantly reduce its engineering operations in Australia by the end of 2017

Prime minister Tony Abbott chalked up his first budget win on June 17 when the 2% “levy” on high income earners passed both houses of parliament.

There are many issues facing young people in or entering the workplace that impact not just on young people but on the broader working class as well. Most young people enter the workforce with no knowledge of legal working conditions, which makes it difficult if not impossible for young workers to speak up when issues in the workplace arise.

Participation in May Day is an opportunity to express working class values of solidarity and unity.

We have a chance to get a socialist elected to parliament. If we’re successful, it will be the first time since 1944.

Most workers cannot wait to get rid of this dreadful federal Coalition government. But fewer believe that a Bill Shorten-led Labor government will actually change the rules.

The federal government said on February 23 it would introduce several changes to the 457 temporary visa program, to take effect from July. The proposals were applauded by the Australian Council of Trade Unions and criticised by big business.

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with the people of Greece and the Syriza-led government as they prepare for a referendum on July 5, 2015 on whether to accept the continuation of the program of neoliberal austerity or chart a new course free from the debilitating stranglehold of the “troika” - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission.  

If bosses could get away with it, the powers of the ABCC would be extended far beyond the construction industry. Their objective is to weaken the organisation and resistance of all workers to attacks, whether on penalty rates, the minimum wage or other conditions.

Socialist Alliance is calling on all Labor and crossbench MPs in the Senate to join with the Greens to vote down the TPP.

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