[Marxism] Re: Biggest workers protest in Australian history

Pip Hinman & Peter Boyle ppz at greenleft.org.au
Tue Nov 15 23:56:30 MST 2005


Readers will appreciate significance of this turnout (nearly twice that 
of the turnout at the previous union rally on June 30/July 1) if they 
consider that the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates total number 
of full-time workers in Australia as only 7,096,900 (total workforce 10 
million). <http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/mf/6202.0>

It does not substantiate bosses claims that "95% of workers stayed on 
the job".

Usually for every one person who takes to the street in such mass 
rallies there are several who agree but don't make it. With employers 
warning of fining workers thousands of dollars or the sack, this is an 
amazing turnout.

Peter Boyle wrote:

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