The Legacy of 11/9
From the orgy of righteous indignation that has enveloped the ï¿½Free Worldï¿½ this week a more chilling truth is emerging: if the suicide bombers were attacking Liberal-Democracy they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
Interview: Still Flying
Flight Attendantï¿½s Association international secretary Johanna Brem looks at life in the air since last Septemberï¿½s terrorist attacks.
International: President Gas
NSW Firefighterï¿½s president Darryl Snow sent this missive to his members on the anniversary of a day when 343 of their colleagues died in the line of duty.
Politics: Australia: A Rogue State?
ARM director Greg Barnes argues that September 11 has summoned a new era of isolationism and international lawlessness.
History: Levelling September
Counterpunchï¿½s Peter Linebaugh reminds us that September 11 is the anniversary of another seminal battle: the fight for the English commons
Unions: Welfare Max
Maximus Inc is big, American and controversial. Right now its knocking on the door of Australian welfare delivery and there is every chance the Howard Government will usher it inside, reports Jim Marr.
Bad Boss: Welcome to Telstra!
A Telstra call centre has joined the race for Bad Boss after sacking a pregant woman who had the audacity to need to use the toilet
Health: Fat Albert: The Grim Reaper
Workers Onlineï¿½s cultural dietician Mark Morey chews the fat over this weekï¿½s conference on child obesity
Poetry: A Man From the East And A Man From The West
Resident Bard David Peetz has penned this ode to the sacked Hilton hotel workers
Review: The Sum Of All Fears
Tara de Boehmler checks in to see that Americaï¿½s cultural cringe is alive, well and sponsored by Marlboro cigarettes
ï¿½Robbed Generationï¿½ Seeks Stolen Wages
One Year On: Ansett Crash Still Hurts
Cole Exposed By Immigration Scam
Car Workers on Howard Hit List
Mystery Windfall for Hilton Workers
Shock: Abbott Backs Workers
Union Billboards Censored
Track Grab Ignores Lessons of Glenbrook
Casual Approach to Air Safety
Bosses Say No Living Wage For NSW Childcarers
Pastry Workers Tell Boss To Get Puffed
Injury Toll Mushrooms
Victorian Zookeepers Down Buckets
Pride and Safety for Workers Out!
Labor's living legend challenged NSW Labor to lift its game as he attended a renaming of 2KY House to Gough Whitlam Plaza.
The Locker Room
Support The System That Supports You
This system is a certainty, a moral, a good thing and a knocktaker; well, at least according to Phil Doyle
RIP Chainsaw Al
One of the heroes of corporate downsizing has been cut down but his memory lives on with golden handshakes for leaders of failed businesses still thick on the ground.
Week in Review
Lest We Forget
You canï¿½t help a sneaking suspicion, Jim Marr writes, that George Bush is conscripting the dead of September 11, 2001, to lead his push for another war in the Gulfï¿½
The Importance of Being Ernie
It was the tenth annual ï¿½Ernieï¿½ Awards for sexist behaviour and Labor Councilï¿½s Alison Peters was amongst the noisy punters
The CFMEU Race Debate #1
Gay and Lesbian trade unionists are organising an international conference to develop a global response to homophobia in the workplace, writes Ryan Heath
The CFMEU Race Debate #2
Keeping it Clean
Sue the Leaders?
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Injury Toll Mushrooms
A raft of workplace injury reports are stemming from Victoriaï¿½s Chiquita mushroom farm.
Union sources say employers ordered vegetables grown so densely that workers struggled to reach them without damaging hand muscles.
Repetitive strain injury is the major complaint among the 400 strong workforce, which mainly consists of migrant women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Already forced to endure a cold and dark work environment, employees paid on piece rates are inclined to work faster than is safe, according to an AWU spokesperson.
She says members have put bans on picking mushrooms from trays that are grown too closely together, pending the outcome of their Industrial Relations Commission case.
So far the Commission has stated that none of the workers should lose their average weekly earnings due to unresolved occupational health and safety issues.
The employer has offered more frequent breaks but the AWU is also pushing for penalty rates to be increased so workers do not have to work as fast to achieve their usual income.
The company has been listed on the Victorian Worksafe's list of 100 companies with the worst OHS performances.
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