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October 2011 Blog Posts (43)

The current Qantas dispute in Australia (OCT/NOV 2011)

These accumulated paragraphs represent the combined Facebook postings fellow Australians and I made during the last few days on this dispute in Australia.


 -- a not so "Happy Halloween" for this airline's workers and the Australian public and the national workforce.


     Saturday's "stunt” behaviour by Qantas management was a highly political act on its part - driven by a malicious ideological and political agenda proven by the timing of…


Added by Iain Macpherson on October 31, 2011 at 19:21 — No Comments

Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

Excerpt: “You guys are just parasites. You're not bringing anything useful to the market. You are lecturing birds on how to fly. You're watching them fly. And then you're taking credit for it.”--fr p7  http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780393337983-1

Added by Ronald Krinock on October 31, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

2011/ 2012 Grey-Bruce Labour Council Winter Warmth Heating Challenge




Celebrating over 50 years of Building Communities




Dear Brothers and Sisters



On behalf of the Grey Bruce Labour Council I am challenging your union to match our contribution of $500.00 to the Winter Warmth campaign of the United Way of Bruce Grey.  Winter Warmth provides support to residents who are unable to meet their utility…


Added by Dave Trumble on October 31, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments



Added by HASMARUL RIZAL BIN ABDUL HALIM on October 30, 2011 at 10:03 — No Comments

MAID IN THE PHILIPPINES - HANDLE WITH CARE; Ratify the Domestic Work Convention Now!

Asian Domestic Workers hold Regional Conference on the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) in Manila


Coming together to celebrate their victory as an alliance of trade unions, domestic workers’ organizations, migrant organizations, and civil society groups in working collaboratively and pushing for the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) at the 100th session of the ILC, more than 140…


Added by Thursday Velasquez Balatucan on October 26, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Occupy The Streets. Occupy The World 11/11/11 11:11:11

Occupy The Streets. Occupy The World 11/11/11…

Added by Orsan Senalp on October 24, 2011 at 10:21 — No Comments

How does Canada’s 1% compare to other countries?

Darren Puscas, reworkit.net, Toronto

In light of Occupy Wall Street and the spinoffs that are growing in many other cities, there have been a large number of excellent articles and studies going around looking at the top 1% of income earners in the United States. I have included links to some of them below.

This U.S. focused… Continue

Added by Darren Puscas on October 23, 2011 at 19:52 — No Comments

Online media and reaching members

One of the biggest issues I as an organiser have is using new media such as facebook and twitter to reach new young staff or at the very least computer literate staff. I have just finished a degree in Public Relations and apart from that every year one of the things we studied was the different uses of social media and the benefits of it. I personally believe that it can be used as a powerful too but as of yet I have had minimum uptake. Due to this I'm being forced to use what I would…


Added by Adam O'Maolagáin on October 22, 2011 at 19:54 — No Comments

Suzuki workers

Full support to Suzuki workers defending themselves from the union-busting actions of the company and the government. Your fight is our fight.

Added by Tony Mulhearn on October 20, 2011 at 8:42 — No Comments

Global Labour Movement Moves to Support Maruti Workers – Online!



The news and campaigning website of the international trade union movement




For immediate release – 19th October 2011


Global Labour Movement Moves to Support Maruti Workers – Online!


At the request of the Maruti workers’…


Added by Mahesh on October 20, 2011 at 6:47 — No Comments

Reminder of the sins of our skin

Reminders of the sins of our skin

A reflective prose

Written : 01/09/2011


I am of the privileged class.

I know that with my white skin i can get anywhere.

I know that with my colour of skin doors open the world over....


Yet people of indigenous cultures and creeds have no…


Added by Illegal Letter Dropping on October 18, 2011 at 12:27 — No Comments

My poems - more will be added here as I write them

The power of the elite


The power of money

is seductive, all alluring

but at what cost.

The power of illegal funding is pervasive

Yet no one does anything to stop it


The Workers Suffer

The world suffers at the hands of the bosses who make money off misery and angust

The workers suffer

At the hands of corrupt governments who do nothing but line there own…


Added by Illegal Letter Dropping on October 18, 2011 at 12:26 — No Comments

Sheep or lions

All over the world even in the heart of the capitalist beast working class are starting to Organise and fight back. We have a chance to really make a difference lets rid our world of these corporate parasites spreading there greed and social injustice all out on November 30th Future generations wont forgive us if we just sit back and allow this evil to win

Added by Martin Hickman on October 18, 2011 at 1:24 — No Comments

ACT NOW! Please send your protest message to CEO Maruti Suzuki India Limited



7,000 Suzuki workers in India belonging to Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), Suzuki Powertrain and Suzuki Motorcycles India Ltd. feel the full weight of the state as the company calls in police and the Labour Ministry to back its anti-union, anti-worker conduct.

After an…


Added by Sandeep on October 17, 2011 at 21:09 — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Partnership Papers Remain Secret for Four Years after Deal


“The secrecy that shrouds the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations just got even more outrageous”, said Professor Jane Kelsey, who monitors the negotiations.


The parties have apparently agreed that all documents except the final text will be kept secret for four years after…


Added by Warren Brewer on October 16, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Unions back Occupy Wall Street movement, US

Posted on October 16, 2011 by…

Added by Orsan Senalp on October 16, 2011 at 19:53 — No Comments

Occupy Melbourne October 15th

Occupy Melbourne City Square corner of Swanston and Collins Streets - Schedule - Saturday, 15 October 2011

10am - Official commencement of Occupy Melbourne - Indigenous acknowledgement 
10.30 - Announcements: Logistics/First Aid/Child Care/Legal
11am - Set up camp. Workshops and working groups commence.

3pm - General Assembly

Added by Viola Wilkins on October 14, 2011 at 23:23 — No Comments

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