Leaders of the NSW trade union movement gathered this week to consider the role of their peak council in an increasingly deregulated labour market.
Interview: Labor Law
NSW Attorney General Bob Debus expands on how he's bought a Labor agenda to the justice system
Unions: Critical Conditions
Jim Marr looks at one man's story to expose the workers compensdation rorts that are rife in the building industry
Bad Boss: Shifting The Load
Barminco, the biggest mine operator in Tasmania, has put its name forward for a Tony after being labeled the “boss from hell”.
History: Peeking Out
As unions push for workplace privacy, Neale Towart argues that its not just employers who might be peeking.
Safety: Flying High
Blaming the individual worker has always been at the heart of calls for random drug and alcohol testing, Neal Towart reports.
Corporate: Salaries High, Performance Low
As part of Labor Council's inquiry into executive pay, Bosswatch's Chris Owen has compiled this overview.
International: War on the US Wharves
Thousands of US dockworkers held rallies this week up and down America’s West Coast as well as in Hawaii, as the Bush Administration threatened to break one of America’s most powerful unions by using troopers as strike breakers.
Review: And the Signs Said...
Philip Farruggio argues the new horror flick 'The Signs' has a subtext that should resonate with working families.
Poetry: Tony Don't Preach
Melbourne car park attendant and LHMU delegate Tony Duras rewrote the Madonna and Kelly Osbourne hit Papa Don’t Preach.
Satire: Latham Dumps Rodney Rude as Speech Writer
ALP front-bencher, Mark Latham has fired speech writer Rodney Rude after calling the Prime Minister an 'arse-licker'.
Qantas Dressed Down Over Uniform Backflip
Virgin Threatens Delegate Over Net Use
Email Protection Hits Firewall
Yarra Gets Rowdy Welcome Home
Cole Snubs Injured Worker
Victorian System Needs Reform: AIRC
First NEST Payout to Workers
Qld Public Sector Battle Heats Up
Community Workers Eye Canberra Show Down
Lift Techs Face Redundancy Lock Out
Council Workers Win Picnic Day Fight
School Support Staff Demand Recongition
Black Chicks Talk At Refuge Fundraiser
Colombian Left MP Applying For Asylum
Colour By Numbers
Labor council secretary John Robertson argues that the 60-40 debate ignores the real changes necessary in the ALP.
Peas in a Pod
ACTU President Sharan Burrow gives her take on the new fetish for Public-Private Partnerships
The Locker Room
Go Dogs Go
As a student of form, Phil Doyle discovers that the Greyhounds are coming up in class and are all the better for recent racing.
Rayland And Other Adventures
More evidence emerges in the HIH Royal Commission of the joys of life at the Top End of Town.
Miranda's Not Fair on Outworkers
Monday 26th August is no celebration, but the first anniversary of a National Shame should be recognised, writes Amanda Tattersall.
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Justice For All?
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Lift Techs Face Redundancy Lock Out
Lift technicians who took strike to secure decent redundancy protection have been told they will be locked out of their workplace when they end their industrial action.
The decision, by Liftronics, will put further heat into the Electrical Trade Union members' bid to secure an industry standard of four weeks for each year of service.
The 72 hour stoppage left residential, public sector and commercial buildings across Sydney facing long delays.
Liftronic is responsible for repairing lifts in Meriton apartments, Westfield shopping centres and Nepean Hospital.
Electrical Trades Union organiser Matt McCann says the decision to lock the workers out reeks of payback.
"Management are upping the stakes while refusing to recognise they are the unreasonable party," McCann says. "All we are asking for is the same level of protection Liftronics is paying its Victorian workforce."
McCann says that the recent spate of company collapses has left workers more determined than ever to have decent retrenchment protections.
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