Organised Labour and the Future of Industrial Democracy - Australian Fabians

Organised Labour and the Future of Industrial Democracy

Wednesday - 28 October, 2020 - 07:30 PM

Online Only - A Zoom link will be forwarded on RSVP - Victoria, Australia

None

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Fabians invites you to the third event of our Spring Series on ‘The Future of Worker Power’.

This event asks what industrial democracy is, and whether deepening and expanding the power workers have in the workplace will secure better wages, conditions and relationships.

Our speakers will consider:

  • How can workplaces become more democratic to ensure that workers have more control over their conditions and wages?
  • Are Unions a way forward to advance industrial democracy or do we need to build alternate organisations?
  • Should Australia consider radical legislative changes to democratise workplaces or are piecemeal reforms more achievable and appropriate?
  • What methods should Australian workers pursue to increase the democracy in their workplaces – legislative or social?
  • How do we achieve greater industrial democratic reforms in an environment of high unemployment, the casualisation of work and historically low Trade Union participation?

Speakers:

Godfrey Moase is the Executive Director of the newly formed United Workers Union. He is prolific writer and campaigner for the workers within and external to the Australian unionmovement. Godfrey has written on co-operatives and workplace democracy as a solution to stagnant wages and as a means to prevent corporate excess such as those as revealed in the banking royal commission.

Nick Dyrenfurth is Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre. He has been an immense contributor to the Australian Labor Party and Australian union movement. Nick has written and spoken extensively on employee representation on boards as an innovative solution to democratise decision making in workplaces.

 

This is an Online Only event - a link to join the Zoom event will be forwarded via email upon RSVP and prior to the event.

 

All are welcome to stay for our 'online pub' after the event:

In our time of lock down, this is an effort to maintain the social aspect of our face to face events, which are usually followed by dinner and drinks at a local pub. So remember to come prepared with your own BYO drink and nibbles for the post-event discussion. We encourage all members to switch on video at the event to improve sociability.

Who’s going

Max Ogden Jesse Di Campli San Vito Diana Huggins Elissa Doxey craig kelly Janet Matthews Annamarie Newton David Redfearn Mark Gazic Ella Waters Marianne Ehrhardt John Neve Phil Killian Alexa McLaughlin Jim Ponton Blair Trewin Zion Lo Linda Leman David Macdonald Matthew Coote Bruce Hartnett Tony Simons Paul Doughty Susan Jenvey Matt Landolfo Daniel Kovacev Kent Middleton John Ingram Lea Campbell Rod Marriage Philippa Hall Merry Cooper Rob Manwaring Frank Stilwell Raylee O’Neill Pam McLeod Kresta Lokumarambage Geoffrey Paterson Kate Nash Peter Norden Nicholas Hurley Gary Lilienthal Thomas French Siobhan Marren Fred Fuentes John Baker Rebecca McCann Matthew Dempsey

Who's RSVPing

Max Ogden
Jesse Di Campli San Vito
Diana Huggins
Elissa Doxey
craig kelly
Janet Matthews
Annamarie Newton
David Redfearn
Mark Gazic
Ella Waters
Marianne Ehrhardt
John Neve
Phil Killian
Alexa McLaughlin
Jim Ponton
Blair Trewin
Zion Lo
Linda Leman
David Macdonald
Matthew Coote
Bruce Hartnett
Tony Simons
Paul Doughty
Susan Jenvey
Matt Landolfo
Daniel Kovacev
Kent Middleton
John Ingram
Lea Campbell
Rod Marriage
Victoria, Australia

We use cookies on our websites. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time. OK