Topic archives: industrial disputes

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.

What in the name of Don Bradman’s cover drive is going on at Cricket Australia?

July 7, 2017 10

A pay dispute has left 230 Australian cricket players unemployed since July 1, writes Crikey intern Will Hogan.

How the FWA was a miserable failure — at justifying business hysteria

How the FWA was a miserable failure — at justifying business hysteria

March 14, 2014 8

Last year was the second lowest year for industrial disputes since records began. So much for business claims it would lead to industrial chaos.

Flat unemployment complicates economic picture

September 6, 2012 10

Today's jobs data show the economy has moderated from the strong growth of earlier this year - though not by as much as feared.

Checking the docket on how expensive it is to do business in Oz

Checking the docket on how expensive it is to do business in Oz

May 4, 2012 53

The business claim that the government is making Australia more expensive to invest is is completely wrong.

The AFR’s IR campaign turns nauseating

The AFR’s IR campaign turns nauseating

March 12, 2012 4

In its relentless campaign for IR reform, the Australian Financial Review has belittled a tragic problem for our young people.

Liberals in search of the case for IR reform

Liberals in search of the case for IR reform

June 29, 2011 42

Since IR reformers won't explain why we need it, we've looked at what WorkChoices accomplished. It wasn't much.

Inconvenient labour data for the deregulationistas

March 10, 2011

February unemployment data shows more solid growth in the economy, and the forecast rise in industrial disputes hasn't materialised.

Industrial peace in our time?

December 14, 2007 1

As Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard turns up the pressure on the Coalition in an attempt to swiftly usher Labor’s industrial relations laws through parliament, new Roy Morgan research shows Australians expect little trouble at t’mill in the year ahead, writes Christian Kerr.