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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Crap corner: Geelong Council sacks workers after they fill in potholes

This is an article from the Australian Services Union about two workers Geelong Council sacked after they filled in hazardous potholes in their lunchtime. Here is the link.

Australian Services Union Victorian Branch Assistant Secretary Igor Grattan has announced that the Union will do whatever it takes to get unfairly sacked members Mick Van Beek and Peter Anderson their jobs back at the City of Greater Geelong’s Drysdale depot.

Van Beek and Anderson were unjustly sacked after the pair filled in two pot holes hazardous to elderly patrons of the Leopold Sportsman Club last November during their lunch break, receiving two free steak sandwiches at management’s insistence a week later.

Click here to send an email to the Council showing your support for the workers.

Grattan is shocked the Council went to such lengths over two workers simply being Good Samaritans.

The Council’s decision to sack these workers is harsh, unfair and unjust. The punishment clearly outweighs the alleged conduct, and the ASU will be doing everything within its power to help get these two men their jobs back. We are willing to fight for their rights until a fair resolution is reached.

In support of the pair, hundreds of work colleagues, friends and family were in attendance at a rally at Geelong City Hall last night, urging councillors to reinstate Van Beek and Anderson.

Earlier, council workers at the City of Greater Geelong walked off the job to rally at Johnstone Park to express their views on what can only be described as unfair dismissals.

The ASU is still awaiting a response from Council as to whether they are willing to reconsider their decision and reinstate Van Beek and Anderson.

For further information

Igor Grattan – ASU Assistant Victorian Branch Secretary, – Mobile 0419 555 350 – Email: igrattan@asuvic.com
Barry Miller – ASU Organiser – Mobile 0419 555 354 – Email: bmiller@asuvic.com

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