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Melbourne: Anarcho-Syndicalist Conference: Sunday, January 28

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 the Melbourne Anarchist Club is hosting a conference organised by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation, the Australian section of the International Workers Association.

Kick-off is 10 am, entry is free, and the event is open to all workers.

ASF-IWA Brisbane to protest Domino’s Pizza wage cuts

ASF-IWA Brisbane branch will tomorrow defend its members. A 20% pay cut has been inflicted on its drivers by the bosses in cahoots with Fair Work Australia.

Join with the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation and show solidarity to our members and other Domino’s Pizza workers who have lost 19% of their wage on Monday 14th of May, 4pm outside their offices at Level 8, 240 Sandgate Rd, Albion in Brisbane, Queensland.

The majority of unionised workers who work for Domino’s franchisees fall under Australia’s worst excuse for a union, the SDA. The SDA’s national leader Joe de Bruyn is known for using his position in pushing a pro-Catholic, anti-sex agenda over the interests of its workers, leading to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam to famously quip that “Joe de Bruyn is a Dutchman who hates dykes”.

What Mr De Bruyn is good at, by all reports, is establishing a cosy relationship with the captains of the retail industry. Hopefully he can find a way to use these powers to the benefit of the workers. Other retail workers might be better off joining a fighting union, like the ASF-IWA, than depending on the whims and machinations of a rightwing union like the SDA.

Source: ASF-IWA.