|Issue No 115||12 October 2001|
Workers Rally to Stop NDC Cuts
Workers and their union will next week mobilise against plans to cut jobs inside wholly-owned Telstra subsidiary, NDC.
Network Design And Construction Limited (NDC) is a market leader in the provision of wireless, fixed and submarine telecommunications networks to the global telecommunications industry.
NDC's core business involves the end to end delivery of operational networks utilising the full range of technologies and a substantial specialised in-house technical workforce. So says NDC's own publicity.
Yet NDC continue to threaten the job security of the highly qualified NDC workers throughout Australia with another announcement of several hundred redundancies.
Many in regional & rural Australia. The Communications, Electrical & Plumbing Union (CEPU) has commenced an NDC/Telstra Campaign to stop any further job losses and attempts to sell off this vital part of Australia's telecommunications infrastructure.
The CEPU's campaign to fight the planned job losses in NDC and Telstra is now rolling out in various areas, in parallel with the Federal Election activity. Public meetings/rallies are being organised to highlight the importance of Telstra and NDC issues to our members and the public, including job protection. The meetings/rallies are planned as follows:
WEDNESDAY 17/10/01 at 12.15 pm at Geelong T&LC, 127 Myers St.
THURSDAY 18/10/01 at 12.15 pm at Bendigo T&LC, 40 View St.
TUESDAY 23/10/01 at 12.15 pm at Morwell Tel Exch. 7 Victor St.
THURSDAY 25/10/01 at 12. 15 pm at Ballarat T&LC, 26 Camp St.
TUESDAY 30/10/01 at 12. 15 pm at Melbourne Telstra HQs 242 Exhibition St.
Interview: Connecting the State
NSW IT minister Kim Yeadon is the man responsible for enabling the people of NSW. Here's how he's doing it.
Workplace: The Enemy Within
In the IT industry it's the recruiters who are earning the workers' ire, as our special correspondent explains.
Unions: From the Virtual Coalface
Computer programmer Vince Caughley argues there is a place for unions in the IT industry.
History: Conditions Precedent
Frank Bongiorno writes that the recent events off the coast of Christmas Island recall a story once told by Paul Hasluck.
International: Victims of Terrorism
Repression against trade unionists on the increase world wide, with 209 trade unionists assassinated last year, reveals ICFTU 2001 Survey.
Campaign Diary: Week One: Get Shorty
Labor's first week of campaigning was as an effort to gain attention from a nation rocked by the telvised war on terrorism.
Economics: Global Alliances
Ray Marcelo reports from India that the ILO is arguing that globalisation needs a worker and employer alliance.
Health: The Phantom Menace
Trade unions made an impact this week at an international congress In Melbourne in the global fight against AIDS.
Review: Rings of Confidence
In his study on the 2000 Olympics, Tony Webb argues that the government and unions reached a new level of cooperation.
Satire: Greens 'Quietly Unconfident' of Forming Government
A leaked memo from a senior member of the Greens reveals the party is unconfident of winning government on November 10.
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