A Call to Action
While there has been a lot of angst, anger and no shortage of tub-thumping over Simon Crean's push to cut union influence in the ALP, the end result of the Hawke-Wran review is that it is a call to action for unions to reclaim their party.
Interview: Save Our Souls
Labor's superannuation spokesman Nick Sherry expands on his recent discussion paper into the industry.
Unions: Rats With Wings
As the Cole Commission continues to sidestep safety, another Sydney building accident puts workers at risk this week, Jim Marr reports
Bad Boss: If The Boot Fits
Royal Commission favourite and S & B Industries top dog, Barbara Strong, carts off this weekï¿½s Bad Boss nomination.
History: Political Bower Birds
Rowan Cahill looks at a new resource detailing the fading history of the Communist Party of Australia
International: No More Business as Usual
Global unions are stepping up their campaign against corporate rip-offs
Corporate: The Seven Deadly Sins of Capitalism
Shann Turnbull outlines a new set of rules that should govern capital in the post-Enron environment
A backyard horror story has left funeral workers worrying about mooted changes to industry regulations, Jim Marr reports
Review: Prepare To Bend
If itï¿½s a feel good flick that you want, Bend It Like Beckham is sure to satisfy on every level, writes Tara de Boehmler
Satire: Bush Boosts Sharemarket Confidence: Shares his Cocaine Stash
President Bush has rushed to re-establish confidence in the US market by distributing cocaine from his own Presidential stash to Wall Street.
Mainstream Media Vacates IR
Ten Click Walker 'Unfit for Work'
Unions Push for Baby Nest
Casino Workers Overtime Jackpot
Abbottï¿½s Task Force ï¿½Rank Hypocrisyï¿½
Shipping Policy Blamed for Reef Damage
Dropping The Ball On Training
Combet Pushes Consultative Vehicle
Maternity Leave for Pacific Workers
Hit List of Forced Closures
Magistrate Endorses Health and Safety Rights
Contracts a Thorn in Workers' Side
Fringe Success for Workersï¿½ Pick
Workers on Film
Last issue we asked you for your ideas on a union film script to match Ken Loach's The Navigators. Here are the best responses.
ACTU Secretary Greg Combet argues that the Australian car industry needs a partnership between business and labour.
The Locker Room
Dogs And Underdogs
Phil Doyle explains why losers are half the equation in each and every sporting contest
Week in Review
Filfthy Rich and Claptrap
While Labor and the Democrats are tearing themselves to shreds, Little Lachie and Rich Ray address the main game ï¿½
Fraser No Workers' Hero
It was a week when the Prime Minister washed his hands despite mounting evidence that the corporate world is out of control.
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Hit List of Forced Closures
A state-wide ï¿½hit listï¿½ of NSW refuges, disability services and other community organisations has been jointly released by the ASU and NCOSS.
It includes Sydney and regional organisations expected to close, cutback services or sack workers because the Federal Government refused to fully fund an IRC ordered wage increase.
The hit list is being updated weekly.
ASU Assistant Secretary Sally McManus says $68 million in Federal funding is owed to community organisations and must be paid as a matter of urgency;
"These are essential community services for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in NSW.
"They include refuges for women and young people fleeing domestic and other violence as well as disability services, services for housebound people and migrant settlement services.
NCOSS Director Alan Kirkland says
"As well as devastating Sydney based services, regional centres including Wollongong, Griffith, Kempsey, Bathurst, Armidale and Wagga Wagga look likely to lose essential services including crisis, support and accommodation services."
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