|Issue No 122||07 December 2001|
Writers in New Chapter for Unionism
The Australian Writers Guild (AWG) has become the newest affiliate to the trade union movement, officially joining both the ACTU and the NSW Labor Council.
The Guild, which covers writers who work in the areas of film, TV, theatre, radio and new media, is also in the process of registering as an industrial organization under the Workplace Relations Act. It has about 3,000 members.
"The Guild is interested in building strong links with the trade union movement," AWG executive director Sue McCreadie says.
New Face at Musos' Helm
Meanwhile, Richard Ruhle has taken over from Shirley Smith as NSW secretary of the Musicians' Union of Australia.
Interview: Reality Bytes
Labor's IT spokeswoman Kate Lundy on how a third Howard Government will hurt the IT industry.
Unions: My Way or the Highway
Since 1997, workers employed by Serco/Great Southern Railways, have been locked in a struggle with their employer to have their choice of industrial instrument recognised.
Legal: Three Degrees of Contract
Marian Baird argues there is a need to more fully understand what workers, employers and our society expect from the employment relationship.
International: Bogota Terror
The assassination of a Colombian unionist has prompted international outrage.
History: Freedom or 'Federation'?
Mark Hearn and Greg Patmore argue that the journey to federation was not a one-way street.
Health: Wearing the Right Genes to Work?
Matt Brooks tracks the DNA trail to discover genetic testing in the workplace is already here.
Satire: Demidenko Releases New Book About Her Life As Afghan Refugee
Controversial author Helen Demidenko has written a brand new novel based on her gripping true life experiences as an Afghan refugee.
Review: Can Blinky Bill Save Unions?
Neale Towart browses the kiddies' shelves to find an Australian icon with a union-friendly message.
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