Your Rights @ Work

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mikabill
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Feb 2 2007 07:56
Your Rights @ Work

I am involved in the Your rights at work campaign in the seat of Kingston south Australia i am also a shop delegate with the AMWU print division and the Australian greens candidate for this seat. The organizer the ACTU has employed to promote YR@W in Kingston has done a great job in bringing together many different community groups and parties. The motto is whoever you vote for put the libs last. The last poll here in Kingston has ALP 54 % Libs 46 % two party preferred. Yep no greens polling haha.We have had 3 community actions against radio rentals and its treatment (AMWU organized).I promoted these actions with the Greens and they attended in numbers. in the recent AMWU magazine it glorified the AMWU participation and omitted the greens. Greens MLC Mark Parnell attended and spoke at one of the actions and was the only pollie to turn up. What a joke. The AMWU magazine also told of Doug Cameron's bid to run for the senate with the ALP. I asked them by email why not promote me as well as a rank and file member running for the lower house. surprise surprise no answer.

bill

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Feb 3 2007 00:15
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The last poll here in Kingston has ALP 54 % Libs 46 % two party preferred.

Awesome. Labor's coming in next election. I'm stockpiling champaigne for the occasion. roll eyes

mikabill
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Feb 3 2007 00:22

I doubt it. Im just hoping we the greens do well

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Feb 3 2007 00:53

Why? What's the diff? Just a bit stronger social-democratic rhetoric from the Greens as far as I can see, which will surely be moderated if they ever got real influence. Which they wont.

mikabill
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Feb 3 2007 01:05

A fraction better is still better 1is better than 0

john
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Feb 3 2007 12:56
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1 is better than 0

not if the hidden choice was 2, and everyone went for 1 because it looked better than 0, but didn't realize 2 was on offer

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Steven.
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Feb 3 2007 13:12

Nah, greens have got into power in Europe - they can't carry out any of their progressive policies due to the constraints of capital, so they act the same as the others. For example in Holland the greens were going to enforce some pretty drastic environmental protections in the 90s - capital just flowed out of the country overnight, so they had to withdraw them. Now green parties here are the same as the labour/soc dem/conservative ones.

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Feb 3 2007 22:27

Yes but i think 2 get to to we need to go to 1 first. for most 0 to 2 is too drastic
bill