The Queensland Nurses’ Union has signed a social compact pledging to provide union expertise and assistance to indigenous representatives negotiating land use agreements with industry groups and government.
At this year’s ACTU Congress, Australian unions formalised their support to officially recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution of Australia.
A military court in Manama today found a group of doctors and other health workers guilty of attempting to topple the government during protests earlier this year, in what Amnesty International said was a travesty of justice.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is requesting donations to assist victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa. Donations will be directed to one of our Solidar alliance partners, the German Workers' Samaritan Federation, which is working in the area to provide relief, food, water and healthcare assistance.
The Australian union movement has joined other civil society organisations including the Australian Conservation Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature and GetUp! to help launch the ‘Say Yes’ campaign to build community support for a price on carbon and a cleaner Australia.
The recent announcement by the federal government of plans to set a carbon price has provoked a storm of public debate. There has been a lot of misinformation – particularly from high emitters, big business, and their political representatives – but not much considered opinion.
A new partnership between unions and Indigenous Australians is seeking to heed the commitment of Aboriginal workers who walked off a Northern Territory cattle station almost half a century ago.
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