Work and the Meaning of Life
The high-profile case of Kamal El-Masiri takes the debate over the intersection of work and family onto an altogether higher plane.
Interview: The Wet One
NSW Opposition industrial relations spokesman Michael Gallacher stakes out his relationship with the union movement.
Bad Boss: Like A Bastard
Virgin Mobile is sexy and funky, right? Well, only if those terms have become synonyms for dictatorial or downright mean.
Unions: Demolition Derby
Tony Abbott likens industrial relations to warfare and, like a good general should, he is about to shift his point of attack ï¿½ from building sites to car plants, reports Jim Marr.
Corporate: The Bush Doctrine
For the powerful, consumerism equals freedom, and is all the freedom we need, writes James Goodman
Politics: American Jihad
Letï¿½s get real. The origins of modern Islamic terrorist groups are in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Langley, Virginia not Baghdad, argues Noel Hester.
Health: Secret Country
Oral history recordings are an inadequate tool in trying to find out what happened to Aboriginal stockmen and their communities on cattle stations in Northern Australia, writes Neale Towart
Review: Walking On Water
On the 20th anniversary of the first AIDS-related death, Tara de Boehmler witnesses the aftermath of losing a loved one to the illness in Walking On Water.
Novelist Anthony Macris captures life on the shop floor in this extract from his upcoming novel, Capital Volume II
Poetry: The UQ Stonewall
The University of Queensland has sought to join the ranks of union-busting companies like Rio Tinto in trying to sack the president of the local union - and made the mistake of thinking they were dealing with an array of acquiescent academics.
Muslims Snubbed in Discrimination Laws
Workplace Racism Rife Post S11
Mad Monkï¿½s World In Turmoil
Qantas Directors Bust Wages Freeze
Deregistration on Cole Agenda
Aussie Wharfies Save Farmers
Victorian Libs Block Pay Rise
Dadï¿½s the Word For Steelworkers
Funeral Workers Dig in Their Heels
Unions Expose Truth Of McDonaldsï¿½ People Promise
Gay and Lesbians Workers To Meet
VTHC Urges Compassion For Colombian Refugees
New Zealand Workers Win Paid Parental Leave
WorkCover Inspectors Off the Road
Mine Guards Shoot Own Workers
Unions On Call For Working Young
I Walk The Line
American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has weighed into the Hilton Hotel dispute with this special message to the workforce.
Union Aid Abroad's Phil Hazelton fires off a missive from Laos where he is spending a year working with the community.
Month In Review
It was a month where the world teetered on the brink of peace, no thanks to the leader of the free world, writes Jim Marr
The Locker Room
The Laws Of Gravity
Phil Doyle goes looking for the fine line that separates sport from an exercise in time-wasting
Snouts in the Trough
Itï¿½s AGM season in the corporate world, and deal after shady deal is being exposed as highfliers treat company accounts like the proverbial honey-pot.
Who Is Farmhand?
Songs of Solidarity
There has been a proud history of pro-worker tunes dating back to the early days of the 20th century, which will be continued in a new CD, writes Dan Buhagiar.
Direct Voting Rights
Iraq is a Gobalisation Issue Too
Letter to George Dubya
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Gay and Lesbians Workers To Meet
Workers Out ï¿½ the 2nd International Conference of Lesbian and Gay Trade Unionists ï¿½ is edging towards 200 participants with a line up of speakers from every continent.
Late and One day registrations are still being accepted.
Unionists everywhere - from Belgium to Bangladesh - are descending upon Sydney with the aid of a generous scholarship program for global strategising and action planning from 31 October to 2 November.
Nine out of ten international trade union federations for particular industry groups, in addition to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU and the ACTU) have now endorsed Workers Out.
Coordinating the sharing of stories and campaigns amongst unionists who speak a dozen different languages has been a difficult task for the Workers Out Organising Committee, but the program reflects the task has been achieved.
Topics to be covered range from coming out to colleagues to disabilities and sexuality. If that doesn't interest you, you can try your hand at transgender organising in Canada and US or debate the role of parliamentary representatives working towards workplace rights reform.
Workers Out will feature a 3-course dinner on Friday 1 November at Sydney University's 'Darlington Centre' (alcohol included, tickets still available). Following the conference a free mini festival of queer-themed documentaries will be screened.
To top the agenda off there are industry and interest group caucuses taking place across the four days and nights of Workers Out. These range from Education and Public Sector caucus' to the first ever Australian Rainbow Labor conference.
In the tradition of the Olympics (the conference is timed to coincide with the Gay Games) speakers from Quebec, who will host the 2006 Gay Games in Montreal, will close the conference.
To register for one day ($120 full, $60 concession) or the whole conference ($360, $180) act now by visiting www.workersout.com
Reserve conference dinner tickets $75 full, $50 concession by emailing [email protected]
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