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Australia March 4: National Protest in all states civil & industrial rights - "The Fight of our lives" (CFMEU)

Australia is in a bad place. Our unemployment rate and our cost of living are rising. Youth unemployment is over 20%, the highest since we began recording such statistics. Candobetter.net Editor: Australian law makes general strikes impossible. This is probably the next best thing. (CFMEU) Take a sign about what bugs you.

Dismissal of charges against Bob Carnegie

(This article has been created from a comment posted on candobetter because it contains important industrial relations news.) Update, 09:33AM, 18 Aug 2013: Irish MP Clare Daly has tweeted "Well done to Bob Carnegie & the CFMEU for their historic victory for trade unionists in Australia, ..."

The ABC reported at 1.20PM today, followed by Brisbane's Courier Mail and The Australian that "Contempt of Court" charges against Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) organiser Bob Carnegie were dismissed by Federal Court Magistrate in Brisbane.

For more information, see "Fellow workers, comrades – case dismissed. WE WON!" of 16 Aug 2013 on Bob Carnegie Defence Campaign at https://bobcarnegiedefence.wordpress.com/.

CFMEU calls for informed discussion about immigration

Chris Sutton, National Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has called for a serious and informed discussion about immigration in place of the current “one dimensional neo-liberal discussion heavily influenced by economic rationalists and the corporate world.”

Original article of 11 Jun 08 on CFMEU web site.

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