Workers' Liberty Australia

Submitted by Janet on 4 April, 2016 - 12:00

A page for and about Workers' Liberty supporters in Australia.

WL Australia news

Vote Victorian Socialists!

A campaign to get a socialist in parliament for North-West Melbourne in November 2018.

Bank exposure an opportunity for a bolder labour movement

Democratic control by workers and consumers of financial services could put an end to the various exploitative practices, legal or not, of the banks.

Queensland MUA conference: injecting class politics

Report of the ‘Get Wise, Organise!’ Queensland MUA branch biennial conference

Workers' Liberty newsletter No 69 (Summer 2017/2018) includes:
• The (un)Fair Work Act has to go
• Bill Shorten winning over business?
• Launching Change the Rules
• Religious right routed in marriage equality “vote”
• Northcote By-election
• Queensland MUA global solidarity conference: injecting class politics
• Fake housing shortage: homes not investments
• Why the British Leyland shop stewards lost
• Catalonia: rights and unity
• Zimbabwe power struggle: no gain for workers
• Paradise papers: Seize their wealth
• Capitalist disease, Australian politics and a Marxist response: conference greetings

Workers Liberty newsletter No. 68 August/September 2017

All issues of newsletter 

What we stand for

• Independent working-class representation in politics.

• A workers’ government, based on and accountable to the labour movement.

• A workers’ charter of trade union rights — to organise, to strike, to picket effectively, and to take solidarity action.

• Public ownership of essential industries, and taxation of the rich to fund renewable energy and environmental protection, decent public services, homes, education and jobs for all.

• A workers’ movement that fights all forms of oppression. Full equality for women, and social provision to free women from domestic labour. For reproductive justice: free abortion on demand; the right to choose when and whether to have children. Full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Indigenous control of indigenous affairs. Working class unity against racism.

• Free refugees, let them stay, right for workers to remain in Australia without insecurity of short term visas.

• Global solidarity against global capital — workers everywhere have more in common with each other than with their capitalist or Stalinist rulers.

• Democracy at every level of society, in trade unions, and from the smallest workplace or community to global social organisation.

• Equal rights for all nations, against imperialists and predators big and small.

• Maximum left unity in action, and openness in debate.


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Hutchison wharfies log of claims and international solidarity on safety

Submitted by Janet on 1 July, 2018 - 12:33

MUA Queensland Branch newsletter of 29 June 2018 carried this report on the log of claims for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. Indonesian dockers leader Suryansyah Bahar from JICT Hutchison in Indonesia participated in the meeting. The unions intend to coordinate "a regional safety committee to build the capacity of wharfies to fight against Hutchison’s poor international safety record and union busting activities. The spirit of unity and cooperation between workers in Australia and Indonesia can only benefit both groups of workers."

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Bank exposure an opportunity for a bolder labour movement

Submitted by Janet on 15 May, 2018 - 6:22 Author: Janet Burstall

The extraordinary remuneration packages for executives of the major finance corporations are supposedly necessary to ensure “good corporate governance”. The Royal Commission is revealing that as a lie.

These executives sit on many other boards, and are a who’s who of the most powerful individuals in Australia. It’s not just the masters of the finance sector being exposed, it’s the masters of Australian capitalism.

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Vote Victorian Socialists! Put a socialist in parliament for Northern Melbourne

Submitted by AWL on 14 May, 2018 - 4:40 Author: By Riki Lane
Victorian socialists

Victorian Socialists, an alliance of socialist groups and individuals, is mounting a serious attempt to win an upper house seat in the Victorian Parliament this November. If successful, this would be only the second outright socialist not in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to win a seat in any parliament in Australia.

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Are Australian unions going to Change the Rules?

Submitted by Janet on 7 March, 2018 - 11:49 Author: Editorial

What a welcome surprise it was for union activists to hear defiance of the bosses, and passion for workers’ rights, from an ACTU Secretary, while she makes a point of attending picket lines and workers’ disputes. Is the movement going to be turned around after years of decline, and start to deliver surprises of substance for Australian workers?

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“Get informed and talk about what you find out”

Submitted by Janet on 5 March, 2018 - 10:56
Taking back our penalty rates RAFFWU logo

Retail and Fast Food Workers – building solidarity on the job

Most Retail and Fast Food Workers Union members are the only member in their workplace. Janet Burstall of Workers’ Liberty spoke with a RAFFWU member from Melbourne who has organised around 20 of his fellow workers at a Woolworths store to join up in only a few months. We asked Loukas how he made the difference.

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Queensland MUA conference: injecting class politics

Submitted by Janet on 27 November, 2017 - 11:48
Raquel Valera spoke on port automation at the conference

Report of the ‘Get Wise, Organise!’ Queensland branch biennial conference

The threat of massive job losses from automation on the wharves is a worldwide concern addressed at the Queensland MUA international conference.

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