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Human Rights Petition: Return The Right to Strike!

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The Australian Labor Government’s wrongly named “Fair Work Act”, retains the same repression of legitimate industrial action as former Prime Minister John Howard. Also, the new Competition and Consumer Act maintains laws against solidarity strikes and secondary boycotts.
While laws restrict the right of workers to take industrial action (stop work and bans), employers such as Qantas, Baiada, Schweppes, Toyota and Sigma can lock out workers or cut jobs and escape any penalty.
The right to withdraw our labour is basic to defending wages and conditions, otherwise we will be powerless. As the global economic and environmental crises worsen, we will have to defend jobs against industry closures and to ensure a just transition to economically viable and ecologically safe industries. We also have to stop attacks on our social services and welfare, public health, education and halt further privatisation of essential community assets.
At a minimum, commonly accepted International Labour Oganization (ILO) principals as required protecting the right to strike are to be implemented.

Return The Right to Strike!

http://www.change.org/petitions/return-the-right-to-strike?utm_campaign=frien…

About Darin Sullivan (1967 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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