End of Ignorance
The tragic events in Bali have touched all Australians, brought the human face of terrorism into our lives and created a few brief moments of political bi-partisanship.
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 – 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
Let’s 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.
No Night Shift for Sunset Workers
Workmates Back Kamal’s Right to Pray
Unions Target Corporate AGMs
Nurses Short-Changed On Parking
Abbott Makes Grab for Broken Hill
Unions Get Ready to Wobble
Brogden Flags Assault On Injured Workers
‘Build a Life’ Gathers Steam
The West Gets with the Best
Child Carers Get $18 Living Wage
Victorian Workers Rally for Kingham
Woolies in Redundancy Fight
Unions Call for Peace
Clown Nearly Shuts Darwin Hospital
Teachers Eye Historic ATSIC Alliance
Support Grows for US Waterfront Workers
Work Stress Kills The Healthy
Unions Back Sinn Fein Mandate
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
It’s AGM season in the corporate world, and deal after shady deal is being exposed as highfliers treat company accounts like the proverbial honey-pot.
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.
Memo to Junior
Pandora's Box on Prayer?
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‘Build a Life’ Gathers Steam
The campaign for shorter hours in the building industry is gathering momentum with 80 per cent of CFMEU members nominating long hours as a cause of workplace accidents.
The survey of 800 members is part of the 'Build a Life' campaign to reduce working hours and introduce a series of industry-wide long weekends.
The 'Build A Life' campaign has been progressing steadily, with Formbrace joining many other larger formwork firms in signing an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement this week that gives their employees a 36-hour week.
"Employers are increasingly seeing the merit of the unions argument for increased leisure time," says a CFMEU spokesperson.
"Increased leisure time will have an impact, not just on productivity but also on safety."
The urgency of the CFMEU's campaign was underlined earlier this week with yet another demolition collapse in Sydney.
The campaign continues to make significant gains in other parts of the construction industry with major builders; including the Holland Group, Bovis Lend-Lease, Baulderstone and Westfield, agreeing in principle to shutting sites completely for four days over the six annual public holiday weekends.
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