Australian Workers' Union

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  • The Fair Work Commission ( Fwc )

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    This week saw the Fair Work Commission (FWC) bring down an adjustment to Penalty rates in Australia for some Retail and Hospitality Workers. If you read the newspapers, listen to the radio, and watch TV coverage it comes across as the greatest betrayal of the working man (or woman) since the great Depression. In this article I 'll give my view on this. Disclaimer: I own a couple of Small Business 's which (potentially) benefit from this decision. I have looked after the HR department of a larger

  • Problems Encountered by Women in Educational Sector of Bahawalpur

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    and this is strongly reinforced by the mainstream media’s continued portrayal of feminism in clichéd, confrontational terms.” The education profession of Australia is dominated by women due to the gendered nature of the Australian workforce. Most AEU (Australian Education Union) Branches and Associated Bodies have roughly 65-70% of women members and yet this majority rarely translates into 70% active members being women or women holding 70% of decision making positions (AEU). (White, 2004) reports

  • The Australian Rugby Union Association

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    All policies by any sporting body are put into place to ensure the safety of players and fair play in the game. The Australian Rugby Union Association (ARUA) have developed policies that provide players and officials with guidelines that protect them from unsafe behaviour and strengthen the positive image of rugby union. These policies consist of a code of conduct that includes expectations of behaviour, anti-doping, medical policies including concussion guidelines, sport supplement policies, illicit

  • Womens History Lit Review

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    background, Orleck points out that Cohn “…realized that if [she] wanted to really understand the workers, [she] should experience the life of a worker in a shop”. She took a position in the “white goods” trade which Orleck describes as, “…particularly hard to organize”. This was a result of the nature of the “white goods” trade being run out of small sweatshops where the work required little skill and the workers, most of whom were under 15 years old, were from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Therefore

  • The Tragedy Of August 25 By Max Blanck And Isaac Harris

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    The tragedy of March 25, 1911 was a crucial turning point and important era of awareness of worker powerlessness during the age of early American industrialization. The fire that consumed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory remains a haunting memory for this nation. The fates of innocent workers sent a wave of grief throughout the entire nation. The victims died as a result of a serious neglect for safety features within the facility and brought widespread attention to the dangerous working conditions

  • The Effects Of The Triangle Fire Of 1911

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    A year after shirtwaist workers thought they had won a war, the Triangle Fire proved that it had merely been a battle. Under the Triangle Shirtwaist Company owners, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, the men and women laboring to sew waist skirts were dissatisfied with their terrible working conditions and low wages. While working, the garment workers, made up of mostly poor Italian and Jewish women immigrants, would constantly be yelled at and called sexist slurs by bosses, and forced to work long, tiring

  • The Progressive Era

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    Tycoons of the Progressive Era did not have the safety and protection in mind of the workers who labored to make their garments. The workers were looked down on and had numerous rules and regulations that were unnecessary to the job, and none that were necessary. In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Waist Company broke out that claimed the lives of many women working on the upper floors of the Asch building. Because of this incident, the conditions that these immigrant women and children worked in were

  • Rose Pesotta And The Garment Workers Movement Analysis

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    Rose Pesotta the vice president of International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) achieved what many believe to be impossible, to organize a large group of primarily Mexican immigrant workers in the garment industry. In her arrival to Los Angeles in 1933 she quickly perceive the constraints she would have to work under, from language barriers all the way to patriarchal challenges. The Garment Worker Movement really connected with her personally because just like her, the Los Angeles dressmakers

  • The Impact Of The Progressive Era

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    not all it's known for. Socialism was also very prevalent during this time. Socialist ideology took hold of the American workers during the 20th century, however it failed to take hold of Congress, as Congress was made up of Progressives who were reluctantly reforming, because of the massive socialist movements. Socialism sparked reform during the 20th century through labor unions and labor strikes as well as through new labor practices. It had taken hold of the working class Americans. The working

  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire Essay example

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    name will be written in the history of the American workers’ movement, and with feel will this history recall the names of the strikers of this shop—of the crusaders.”— Jewish Daily Forward (Drehle) On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire broke out. Proper workers’ rights and fire prevention installations were not in place or were not followed. There were no sprinkler systems and the doors were locked to keep the garment workers inside. From sparks to embers, the fire lasted a short