Unions urged to consider unlawful industrial action to fix 'wage crisis'
Unions should be prepared to take unlawful industrial action to win bigger pay rises because Australia’s laws make protected action too hard for workers, an influential unionist has argued.
In a Per Capita research paper, the former Australian Council of Trade Unions assistant secretary Tim Lyons has laid out a blueprint for a more militant form of unionism and called for an organising blitz to sign up members.
Lyons’ paper, Organising Ourselves: Rebuilding Australia’s Unions, takes up the rhetoric of the ACTU secretary, Sally McManus, that Australia’s industrial laws are “unjust” but... read more
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