Australian Services Union members in the Geelong public library system have achieved a hard-fought victory. After months of gruelling negotiations with management, and industrial action unprecedented for the library sector, workers finally came away with a new enterprise agreement that incorporates many of their demands.
Elon Musk recently put on another classic Tesla press conference to announce his company’s next breakthrough: the Tesla Bot. These fully automated, humanoid robots will, according to Musk, have the ability to perform “boring, repetitive and dangerous” work, potentially eliminating labour shortages.
I’ve worked in the construction industry for the last three years and know several of the men who attended this week’s rallies. Indeed, many of the thousands of people who attended the protests were construction workers and trade union members. I am shocked and disgusted by what they are doing.
Australian Services Union members in Geelong’s libraries system are fighting for better wages and conditions. This is the culmination of two years of rank-and-file-driven activism that has resulted in a surge in union membership and in democratic participation in the union.
The strike wave in US professional sports represents an important step forward for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Distribution centre workers have a prominent place in the appalling daily lists of workplace Covid-19 clusters coming out of Victoria.