Ark Tribe, a building worker in South Australia, faces six months' jail for refusing to meet a special police force set up for the construction industry and give investigators names of other union members involved in getting up a petition on his site about health and safety concerns.
We have still seen no sign of RMT's re-ballot, but can only assume that the ballot papers will be coming soon and every effort is being made to get the notification legally watertight.
In 2001, at the height of our fight against the introduction of PPP, London Underground scuttled to its lawyers to get an RMT strike declared illegal. RMT members went ahead and walked out anyway.
83% of us have voted ‘Yes’ to going on strike. But we will have to do the ballot again. What’s happened?
The new issue of Tubeworker reports on the massive vote by RMT members for industrial action over jobs, pay and bullying, but also the fact that the union is re-balloting because of legal threa
London Underground staff have voted by a huge majority to fight back over job cuts, pay and management bullying.
A bit of Keynesian economics means that New Labour is no longer "New" Labour? Not so. On 12 December Gordon Brown was in Brussels... fighting to make sure that the European Union can't increase workers' rights in Britain.
By Riki Lane
Noel Washington, Senior Vice-President in Victoria of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) faces
six months prison for refusing to talk to industrial police about what happened at a union meeting outside work hours.
Noel Washington, Senior Vice-President in Victoria of Australia’s big Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) faces six months prison for refusing to talk to industrial police about what happened at a union meeting outside work hours.
Defend Noel Washington. Abolish the ABCC
30 July 2008