|Issue No 108||24 August 2001|
Big Brother Hits Rail Workers
The State Rail Authority is under fire over allegations it is spying on workers in breach of agreements with the workers and their unions.
The Australian Services Union's George Panigiris has raised the concerns over the use of Closed Circuit Television cameras by SRA management.
Panigiris says the 5000 CCTV cameras on SRA property are being used onnits staff for "minor misdemeanors" such as reading the paper and having cups of coffee.
He says this is in direct breach of assurances made to the workers when the technology was introduced.
The ASU has secured Labor Council support in seeking a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Carl Scully, over the issue.
Interview: The Man from Manusafe
Manusafe chief Andrew Whiley explains why employers have nothing to fear from the entitlements trust fund.
E-Change: 2.4 The Skeptic’s Response
In this round-table discussion, Noel Hester leads the charge against the argument that globalisation and change are inevitable.
Politics: No Hand Idle
Whitlam Institute director Peter Botsman finds much to agree with in John Howard's social coalition for welfare delivery.
Unions: Slavery and Struggle
A battle with all the elements of the infamous waterfront dispute is being played out in Charleston, South Carolina:
International: Postcard from Santiago
The CFMEU's Phil Davey meets up with Communist Party cadres in Chile who led the underground resistance to Pinochet.
History: Race and Australian Labour.
Australian unionists have long been questioning notions of a “White Australia”, even before the colonies united with it as the central feature.
Economics: Global Regulation
Public sector unions from around the globe are taking the first steps to work internationally against the deregulation agenda.
Satire: Niche Identified in Left-Wing Publications Market
A marxist-feminist activist has discovered a gaping hole in the lucrative left-wing publications market.
Review: The Fight for Equal Pay
In this extract from her new book, Zelda D'Aprano looks at the contribution Kath Williams made to the struggle for equality.
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