Australian Prime Minister urged to do the “right thing” for thousands of stranded seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have called on the Australian Prime Minister to do the “right thing” for the thousands of seafarers stranded on cruise vessels drifting off the coast of Australia. On March 29, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that that it was, “important that Australia does the right thing about those who have fallen into our care to ensure that I can say with great moral authority that Australians are doing the right thing, and we would ask you to do the right thing.”

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Australian government counts the cost of climate denial with ongoing bushfire crisis

The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the cost of insurance claims will reach US$485 million, and these are expected to increase significantly. The bushfire season has months to run before rain is expected. Moody’s Analytics has estimated the economic cost will go beyond the US$3 billion set by the Black Saturday blazes in 2009. “Australia is a developed country where the government is in climate denial, short-sightedly defending corporate interests and sheer greed. It has refused and continues to refuse to take the actions climate and fire safety experts have…

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WFTU statement on the national day of airport actions in Australia

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its more than 97 million workers in 130 countries in the 5 continents, expresses its internationalist solidarity with the national day of airport action for safe and secure jobs, which is going to take place tomorrow on August 21st, 2019. The aviation workers will organize militant actions in whole Australia, demanding same pay for same job, dignified salaries and dignified working conditions.

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WFTU solidarity statement with the strike of Ferry workers in Australia

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its more than  95 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents expressing its support and solidarity with the Brisbane ferry workers who have decided to go on a 24-hours strike on Thursday. The ferry workers,  who went on strike again two weeks ago, are continuing their mobilization and strikes in protest against erode of the maintenance and safety standards as well as for their defending  the right for dignified wages and dignified working conditions.

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SAFTU supports massive Australian workers’ protest

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has sent a message of support and solidarity to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) after the historic workers protest in Melbourne’s CBD which shut down roads and tram routes for three hours on Wednesday 9 May 2018. 100,000 workers marched in the city’s streets in support of ACTU’s nationwide “Change of Rules” campaign to demand better pay and work conditions, including an increase in the minimum wage of $50 (R450) a week on the current $695 (R6255) a week.

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Trans Pacific Partnership: Towards corporate dictatorship

October 5 marks a dark day in the history of Australia with the Coalition government signing an agreement for the recolonisation of Australia. Not by Britain but by monopoly capital, by the largest, global corporations. It will enable giant monopoly corporations and international tribunals to over-ride Australia’s sovereignty and democratic processes, including judicial and parliamentary processes once it comes into force. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations were concluded after five years of secret negotiations and it now depends on each country to follow through with their domestic requirements for…

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