Australia

The community and Unions rallied in Sydney against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
The community and Unions rallied in Sydney in front of the Sheraton Hotel last Saturday October 24th against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
 
It was a colourful and vibrant rally that focussed on the latest gathering of free trade ministers from the countries trying to strike a free trade agreement for the advantage of major transnational corporations.
Ansell has refused to reinstate those sacked or recognise their union

The AMWU joined other unions to rally last week outside the annual general meeting of Australian multinational Ansell to highlight its persecution of workers in Sri Lanka.

Unions shamed the maker of plastic surgical gloves and condoms on its home turf for sacking nearly 300 lowly-paid workers at its Sri Lankan factory for going on strike.