|Issue No 122||07 December 2001|
CFMEU Backs Standards Inquiry
Australia's main Construction Union is supporting calls for a parliamentary inquiry into building standards in NSW.
The CFMEU will also provide information to any inquiry detailing problems received from its membership and the public about sub standard work.
CFMEU State Secretary Andrew Ferguson criticised the Government for allowing the situation to deteriorate to such an extent.
"Self regulation and privatisation is clearly not working for consumers.
Our office regularly gets complaints from a public desperate for help with serious problems. Inevitably they say that they feel they have nowhere to turn.
We are sick and tired of politicians privatising things to the detriment of the public. We support a full inquiry into all aspects of the housing industry and the clear failure of self regulation in certification"
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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