|Issue No 118||02 November 2001|
Hotel Workers Name Their Odds
Several hundred Sydney hotel workers are expected to attend a paid stop work meeting next Tuesday, Melbourne Cup Day.
They will hear the ACTU President, Sharan Burrow, talk to them about the Living Wage campaign and the need to build better job security for hospitality workers.
The LHMU Hotel Union is holding a rally at the El Alamein Fountain in Macleay St, Kings Cross, from 9.30 am to discuss a campaign to demand more consultation in workplaces.
A couple of top-of-the-range hotels in the Kings Cross area have announced plans to shutdown over the next few months - but are refusing to discuss shutdown plans and retrenchment entitlements with their workforce.
This week another hotel, the Sebel in Parramatta, shut down. Many of the workers there, who faced a hostile, anti-union management running the workplace with individual employment contracts ( AWAs) , are bitter at the way they were treated - with very little sign of respect for workers.
Hospitality workers traditionally rely on the Living Wage campaign to get any wage increase. The meeting on Tuesday will emphasise the need for union members to get actively involved in this campaign, to put up their hands and volunteer to be witnesses and promote the campaign in the community.
Hotel Union members will also discuss the need to campaign harder for more workplace rights for the casual workers who increasingly dominate the hospitality industry.
Interview: Flying High
ACTU Secretary Greg Combet on saving Ansett jobs, defeating Howard and wooing a new generation of unionists.
Corporate: Howard's List of Shame
ACTU President Shaharn Burrow runs through the litany of corporate collapses and down-sizes that have cut a swathe through the Australian community.
Campaign Diary: Week Four: The Battle Lines Drawn
It was a week that saw the leaders launch their campaigns, kiss lots of babies and battle for space with a Holy Jihad.
Industrial: Desperately Seeking Solutions
They might not call it 'industrial relations' in the spin of modern politics, but all the major parties have released plans that will affect the way we work over the next three years.
Economics: Manufacturing Prosperity
Neale Towart looks at the hidden debate of the election campaign - the degree of intervention government should take through Industry Policy.
History: War And Politics
The Conservatives are trying to wage war and win the election. The pundits say itís a tried and true recipe for electoral success. The 1940 federal poll suggests otherwise.
International: Globalising Labour
On the eve of the International Metalworkers Federation Congress general secretary Marcello Malentacchi argues all nations need to retain a manufacturing base.
Review: Security - Who Needs it?
What does it mean to be secure? Should we even need to ask? In his new book, Anthony Burke asks the tough questions.
Satire: Locksmith Promises "Greater Security" If Elected
A Melbourne locksmith has agreed to run for federal parliament, campaigning on the key issue of security.
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