They propose to remove the requirement of ‘reasonable suspicion’ for police searches. Removing the requirement of reasonable suspicion does nothing but CREATE UNREASONABLE SEARCHES.
A big thanks to residents who responded to the call to support the workers at the Carinya aged care facilities in Bicton.
These workers have been in negotiations over a new enterprise agreement for over seven months. The management wants them to trade-off one week of annual leave in return for a 28c/hour pay rise in the third year of their agreement. Can you believe it! Because they refused they were locked-out without pay for seven days.
Fortunately FairWork Australia ordered an end to the lockout but the workers are still out of pocket for five days work. You can contribute to their hardship fund by contacting the LHMU on 1800 199 890 or email@example.com
Wharfies employed by stevedoring company Patrick at four different ports across Australia took strike action in the last week of January in pursuit of a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA).
It was the most significant industrial action on the wharves since the 1998 Patrick lockout.
In recent ballots organised by Fairwork Australia, workers at the strike-affected ports voted (by margins of 94% to 100%) to take a range of different forms of industrial action to press their claim.
In November the Samson precinct secretary and I met with Transperth to discuss the problems with the 511 service which affect travel to both Booragoon and the city.
When the new railway was built all the routes were reorganised to become feeder services to Murdoch station. The services from Samson and Winthrop to the city got combined into one. The problem is that Samson residents going to Murdoch now get an unwanted detour through Winthrop.
Transperth admit that it now takes you longer to get to the freeway; but in their view this is offset by the fact that your trip up the freeway by train is quicker. Under the new arrangement it takes 2-3 minutes longer to get to the city than it used to.
Adelaide construction worker Ark Tribe is currently on trial (facing a possible jail term) for his refusal to cooperate with the Howard-era Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and its draconian star chamber powers that breach Australia's ILO convention obligations. We must defend Ark as his trial continues next Tuesday. Gillard should drop her support for the ABCC. Come to the next protest:
10am Tuesday July 20
then march to ABCC headquarters QV1 Tower (Cnr St Georges and Milligan)
National Day of Action
11am, Thursday 10 June 2010
Solidarity Park, opposite Parliament House
Organised by the Australian Services Union
Sausage Sizzle – Gold Coin Donation
VENUE: State School Teachers Union Function Room
150-152 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
Rally for your rights
Stop the Stop and Search Laws
Parliament House (Harvest Terrace, West Perth - click here for directions)