Topic archives: strikes

Let’s change the rules on career politicians

May 21, 2018 4

A Crikey reader asks: is it time to clean house? Plus other responses to last week's stories.

Rundle: effective strike action is dying in this country, and it’s partly Labor’s fault

February 6, 2018 11

The only possible strategic response to this assault on workers' rights is wildcat strikes.

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.

Are nasty, aggro unions creating havoc for Aussie businesses? Well no, not really.

July 24, 2017 7

In the last five years Australia has enjoyed a period of industrial relations peace that no one would have believed in the 1980s.

When Greg Hywood manned the barricades

March 21, 2016 7

Greg Hywood wasn't always an executive who wanted to fire people and cut newsrooms to an anaemic level. Once upon a time he stood up for workers' rights.

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.

Why the building industry needs a history lesson

June 15, 2009

It’s hard to think of a major figure from Australian trade union history who wouldn’t fall foul of the current building industry code, writes Jeff Sparrow.

As times get tough, the strike makes a triumphant return

May 28, 2009

With the economic slump hitting jobs hard, workers around the world are rediscovering the power of direct action.

Poll driven public policy: rotten and perplexing

August 9, 2007

We have seen in recent days how the findings from public opinion polling can directly and malignantly influence public policy.