Archive for 'Wage cuts'
Katy Gallagher, the ‘leftwing’ ACT Treasurer, has offered public servants pay increases of 4.75% over two years, 2.25% in the first year and 2.5% in the following one. The Reserve Bank predicts inflation (both core and headline) this year will be 2.5% and a little more in 2011. In other words the Government’s revised pay [...]
The minority Canberra Labor Government will freeze public service recruitment in response to an $85 million cut in GST revenue. It will not tax the rich; it won’t cut grants and subsidies to business; it won’t reduce its spending on the likes of Al Grassby statues. Instead it will attack its workforce. Left Labor Treasurer Katy [...]
Any wage increase less than 4 percent in the coming year will be a real wage cut. Let unions fight to defend living standards.
There are some eternal laws of capitalism. The rich will always blame the rest of us for the problems of their system. Wages are too high they will parrot. We are only trying to save jobs they will lie. The Fair Pay Commission decision to freeze Australia’s minimum wage at $14.31 an hour shows this [...]
Posted by Leonie, July 7th, 2009 - under ABCC, ACTU, ALP, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian Fair Pay Commission, Australian Labor Party, Australian politics, Building unions, Capitalism, Classes, Fair Pay Commission, Industrial action, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Keynesian neo-liberalism, Keynesianism, Labor Party, Labor wage cuts, Living standards, Neoliberal Keynesianism, Neoliberal unionism, Productivity, Reformism, Resistance, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Strikes, Unemployed, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wage slavery, Wages, Workers, unemployment.
The reality for the working class is that to defend jobs and living standards they will have to strike, despite the opposition of Rudd Labor and the ACTU.
Posted by Leonie, June 19th, 2009 - under ALP, ASU, Aborigines, Australian Labor Party, Australian Services Union, Australian politics, Brumbies, Class struggle, Fighting back, Jon Stanhope, Katy Gallagher, Resistance, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Simon Corbell, Strikes, Wage cuts, Wages, Women workers, Women's liberation, Women's oppression, Workers.
Millionaire footballers are more important to Canberra Labor than poor and aboriginal women and the Government’s own community welfare workers.
Here in Canberra the minority Stanhope Labor Government is urging wage restraint. It has offered teachers 2 percent next year and 2.5 percent the year after. These are below the current headline inflation rate (2.7 percent) and core inflation rate (4.1 percent). Either way the most left wing Government in Australia, propped up by the [...]
Posted by Bill, April 19th, 2009 - under Australian politics, Banks, Big business, Bonuses, Bosses pay, Capitalism, Economic crisis, Fighting back, Finance Sector Union, Great Recession, Jobs, Living standards, Resistance, Strikes, The Great Recession, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, sackings, unemployment.
Commonwealth Bank management salary cuts are tokenistic posturing aimed at convincing staff to accept a real wage cut.
Posted by Leonie, April 17th, 2009 - under Australian politics, Big business, Capitalism, Class struggle, Democracy, Demonstrations, Economic crisis, Europe, Fighting back, Great Recession, Green energy, Green jobs, Jobs, Living standards, Marxism 2009, Occupations, Qantas, Resistance, Revolution, Strikes, The Depression, The Great Recession, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, sackings, unemployment.
Every strike contains the seeds of revolution. Therein lies our hope and our future.
Posted by Bill, April 14th, 2009 - under 30 hour week, ABCC, ALP, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian politics, Big business, Building industry, CFMEU, Capitalism, Class struggle, Creative destruction, Demonstrations, Economic crisis, Fighting back, Great Recession, Jobs, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Labor sackings, Maternity leave, Nationalisation, Neoliberalism, Obama, Occupations, Paid maternity leave, Reformism, Resistance, Rudd, Rudd Government, Rudd Labor, Social Democracy, Stimulus package, Strikes, The Australian, The Great Recession, The Left, Trade unions, Unions, United States, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wage slavery, Wages, Work hours, sackings, unemployment.
Social democratic controlled burning won’t prevent the firestorm of the Great Recession from destroying hundreds of millions of lives across the globe. Rudd Labor will fan the flames.