Australia: Sydney train strike ruled out by Fair Work Commission

By Barry Camfield

In an outrageous move, the so-called ‘Fair Work Commission’ in Australia has effectively banned strike action in complete breach of ILO Convention 87.

C87 guarantees ‘Freedom of Association’, which provides for the right to strike. Indeed, the ILO’s Committee of Experts has previously stated that Freedom of Association without the right to strike is “meaningless”.

This decision must be opposed within Australia and internationally. Otherwise it sends a clear message to the worst regimes in the world that Government’s can ignore international standards and exploit their own peoples with impunity.

The planned train strike in Sydney cannot go ahead because it threatens to endanger the welfare of the population, the Fair Work Commission says.

Read the full news item from ABC News by clicking here.

More in this decision will follow on twitter @unionfreedom

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