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Nov 7, 2018
Shopping strip in Australia

Bosses making billions underpaying migrant workers

Asia Pacific Currents
Temporary migrant workers are very vulnerable due to the precarious nature of their work visa. Many employers in Australia exploit this by underpaying them.
Podcast
Oct 31, 2018
Australian workers taking to the streets

Australian workers taking to the street

Asia Pacific Currents
Stagnating wages, insecure work and harsh laws against organizing have galvanized Australian unions to campaign for better rights, better conditions and better laws.
Podcast
Oct 2, 2018
Map of Median Household income in Australia

Organizing in New Zealand and in Australia

Asia Pacific Currents
Australia and New Zealand have similar histories. Organizing workers also shares many similarities between the two countries.
Podcast
Aug 24, 2018

Organizing migrant workers in Australia

Asia Pacific Currents
The last 20 years has seen a big rise in temporary migrant workers in Australia. They often need specialized support. The Migrant Workers Centre in Melbourne has been recently set up to do this.
Podcast
Aug 21, 2018
No To Racism

How to counter racism dividing the working class

Asia Pacific Currents
In every country, capitalists and their allies use racism as a way to divide and weaken the working class. The issue is not only how to counter it but also how to build solidarity.
Podcast
Apr 25, 2018
Stolenwealth Games protest 2018

Stolenwealth Games

Asia Pacific Currents
The Commonwealth Games comes to Australia. An interview with Ruby Wharton of the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance about the games as a symbol of colonial oppression.
Podcast
Oct 16, 2017
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Streets ice cream workers battle global giant

Asia Pacific Currents
Ice cream workers in Sydney are involved in a protracted industrial struggle with Streets Ice Cream, a subsidiary of Unilever, over cuts to wages and conditions.
Podcast
Sep 20, 2017
Map of Pacific Islands - Wikimedia

Pacific workers facing issues on many fronts

Asia Pacific Currents
Many Pacific workers travel to Australia to work and provide for their families at home. While there is work in Australia, there are also many problems.

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