Archive for 'Wages'
We workers create the wealth of society and the bosses expropriate it. Maybe instead of cutting wages or holding them down as Crean and Ferguson did and now want, we should cut profits and increase wages. How? We can only win decent wage increases through strike action.
The time has come to fight back, to win a more equal society by striking for big real wage increases. And the time has come to redistribute wealth away from them and back to us by fighting to cut the working week to 30 hours.
The aim of socialists is first to cohere and unite and give voice to the class conscious section of the working class around immediate demands and a socialist program of workers’ power. We workers then have a world to win.
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 [...]
Let’s push for a $90 a week pay increase for workers and pensioners. If it is good enough for politicians it is good enough for those they serve.
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.