ALP Australian Labor Party once had workers' interest at heart, though not any more. Imposes strict discipline in Parliament, with Members of Parliament being required to follow the party line. Has a number of factions, Right, Center and Left who fight and do deals with each other to sort out policies. Introduced the National Health System. Was instrumental in recent years in breaking Union power through the introduction of workplace bargaining & enterprise agreements. They are proud of the fact that during their recently ended 13 years of power nationally that workers' wages have fallen in real terms.
AMWU was the Australian Metal Worker's Union, now Australian Manufacturing Workers Union traditionally has covered many areas of industry, including Electronics and Computers. It now covers even more as it continues to amalgamate with smaller unions.
Fees for an unclassified worker are $57 (Aust) for 3 months.
Australian Workers Union
PTUPublic Transport Union
SEC State Electricity Commission Victoria is in the process of privatisation by Kennett's right wing Govt.
SRA State Rail Authority The New South Wales state owned railway, which successive Labor and Liberal/Country (Right wing) governments are setting up for privatisation.
STA State Transit Authority The New South Wales state owned buses and ferries, which successive Labor and Liberal/Country Party (Right wing) governments are setting up for privatisation. Unlike the trains there always have been private operators of some services.
Transport Workers Union