Oceania

New Zealand: International solidarity as miners launch indefinite strike

Solid Energy mine workers

Australian miners refused to cross a picket line yesterday at the Spring Creek coal mine as indefinite industrial action there entered its fourth day.

Strike Across The Empire, 1925 - Baruch Hirson and Lorraine Vivian

British seamen marching to jail in Wellington, New Zealand, September 1925.

A fascinating and detailed account of a little known international seamens' strike in 1925, lasting over 100 days and spreading from Britain to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Fiji: minister attacks bloggers

Troops take control of armoury during coup

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the interim attorney-general appointed after last year's coup, has criticised bloggers.

Tahiti: Strikes underway with more to come

Employees at Tikiphone, the polynesian mobile phone provider went on indefinite strike last Tuesday.

Duke, James Herriott, 1939-1992

James Herriott Duke

A short biography of Australian anarchist poet, James Herriott Duke, who also lived in the UK.

Fiji: Military regime facing growing revolt from workers

Fijian military

Fiji's military regime is facing a growing revolt by the country's unions, with thousands more workers voting to support a strike in defiance of warnings they will be sacked.

Australia: Railway workers walk off over safety

Pacific National railway workers went on unofficial strike on Sunday, reportedly over safety issues.

New Zealand news hit by 'lightning' strikes

TVNZ Auckland offices

State broadcaster TVNZ's flagship evening news has been targeted for industrial action, with staff walking off the job just before it went to air on Sunday night (5 Nov).

The myth of passivity: class struggles against neoliberalism in Aotearoa in the 1990s - Toby Boraman

This article from 2004 discusses several episodes of resistance to austerity in New Zealand in the 1990s.

NZ: Maori dancers out on wildcat

Maori dancers employed at the Te Puia (formerly New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute) were out on wildcat strike yesterday.