|Issue No 107||17 August 2001|
Letters to the Editor
The Shark That Cried Woolf
Was I dreaming when I thought I saw Bob Carr screaming hysterically about Democracy on the day the Trade Union movement organised a picket of the state Parliament just 3 months ago. Am I dreaming now when I read that Bob Carr is the subject of claims that his party has been subverting democracy by trawling through the oppositions files.
Could it really be that a man who calls himself a Labor Premier and yet is furiously selling off our
railway systems, hospitals and public schools not to mention cutting the legs out from under injured
workers is now caught out defending claims that he can't match the standards he sets the workers of this state.
Now that's not Democracy.
Bob McMullen the previous Shadow Minister for IR is smart enough to know that 70% of the population would rather have money spent on Health and Education than tax cuts that fill the pockets of big business and politicians. The NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party is now a liability for the trade union movement in NSW and will serve only to drive away new members.
If we want democracy in this state we now really do have to take it to the streets because we know we
can't get it from an undemocratic structure like the NSW Parliament.
Roll on CHOGM
United Firefighters Union
Interview: What's The Deal?
Labor's IR spokesman Arch Bevis explains how a Beazley Government will rebuild our broken system.
E-Change: 2.3 The State of the Union
White hope or white elephant? The future of trade unions is by no means guaranteed in the networked society.
Industrial: Into the 21st Century
ACTU President Sharan Burrow looks at the landmark deal delivering workers 12 months paid maternity leave.
Unions: The Black Hole
Jim Marr goes inside Stellar to discover the human cost of a management philosophy that says: you are on your own.
History: The Age of Dissent
The Sydney Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History has organised a Conference on Social Protest Movements and the Labour Movement, 1965-1975.
Media: ABC and the Knowledge Nation
Tony Moore looks at how the national broadcaster's fortunes are closely linked to the Knowledge Nation Agenda
International: Brazil´s C.U.T. - When Big Is Beautiful
The CFMEU´s Phil Davey drops in on Brazil´s equivalent to the ACTU, the Central Unica Dos Trabalhadores (CUT).
Satire: Bracks Disputes Cabramatta tag
Victorian Premier Steve Bracks has called for a national council to decide on a location for Australia's drug capital.
Review: Globalisation Is Globalisation
In an extract from his book, Christopher Shiel argues that the official Australian perspective on globalisation is strikingly narrow.
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