|Issue No 108||24 August 2001|
Unions Buck Online Ambush
Unions are up in arms over plans by the NSW Department of Industrial Relations to move the NSW Industrial Gazette into an online publication.
The Australian Workers Union has raised the concerns, saying the new gazette will be modeled on the federal system - the OSIRIS.
Apart form concerns that not all trade unions are equipped to deal with online services - the AWU cautions that the new system will change the codes and organization of the Gazette.
With the changes due to take place on September 20, the union is calling for a delay on the implementation of the new system to allow for negotiations between the parties.
"The AWU sees the changes which are directed at cost cutting by the NSW Industrial Registry as removing a well liked resource which has met the needs of both unions and employers as a source of industrial advice,' the AWU's state secretary Russ Collison says.
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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