Topic archives: industrial action

If the rail workers can’t do it, when can we actually strike?

January 29, 2018 33

The defusing of Sydney rail-worker's threat to strike has raised once again the question of how free our right to strike really is.

Five ways to publish a newspaper when your journos are on strike

Five ways to publish a newspaper when your journos are on strike

May 9, 2017 6

There are very few journalists working at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald this week, so how has Fairfax management filled its pages?

Media briefs: safe as houses … Aston breaks the strike … the market will decide …

Media briefs: safe as houses … Aston breaks the strike … the market will decide …

March 18, 2016 1

Fairfax strikes. And other media tidbits of the day.

You wouldn’t read about it — industrial disputes are falling

June 8, 2012 2

Forget what you read in the newspapers. The number of days lost to industrial disputes reduced significantly in the past quarter, part of an overall long-term trend downwards.

Parliament staffers down ties and stick it to Ted on pay

April 17, 2012 5

The lot of a Parliamentary staff member can be a tough one -- opening doors for insufferable MPs, hanging around until the wee hours while the state's finest minds debate some arcane piece of legislation and distracting nosy members of the media keen to get their mitts on embargoed Ombudsman's reports.

Confusion on the jobs front — not on productivity

March 8, 2012 38

Unemployment edged up in February but so did hours worked, and strikes fell and productivity rose in the December quarter. What's going on, ask Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane?

Fairfax local pay dispute ignites tension company-wide

October 18, 2010

Fairfax Media is bracing for a wave of industrial action down the eastern seaboard, with a pay-parity dispute threatening to pull mastheads from letterboxes and engulf The Age and the Australian Financial Review.

Crabb: Is the Coalition a bunch of union bigwigs?

September 21, 2009

The Opposition is like a "crumbly old trade union", writes Annabel Crabb. The evidence? Tony Abbott declared an industrial dispute on Question Time and threatened to strike.

Crack the whip over indulgent jockey strike

September 11, 2009

The horse racing Spring Carnival is in doubt, with jockeys taking industrial action against controversial new padded whip laws. Imagine the uproar if AFL players walked out on a game, says Ben Wise. Jockeys should just accept the changes and do their jobs.

Australian actors call cut on overseas ads

August 7, 2009

Actors in the Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance are striking on overseas commercials being shot locally, after the Screen Producers Association of Australia terminated its rates and conditions agreement. Although, as the SPAA wryly noted: "You cannot strike if you are not employed."

Fairfax braces for showdown with journos

July 2, 2008 1

Expect strife at Fairfax very soon now, as the company tries to separate its award system for different mastheads, writes Meg Simons.

Australian Embassy staff turn bolshie in Paris

April 3, 2008

The commemoration of Anzac Day in Paris this year looks set to be disrupted by industrial action at the Australian Embassy, writes Bernard Keane.