Shock and Awe
And so it has begun, the cartoon caricatures are locked in; the cowboy and the tyrant his father created, locked in an endgame that will trash more than the infrastructure of Iraq.
Poetry: If I Were a Rich Man
Through a distortion in the time-space continuum, we have found a recording showing how people a few years into the future will deal with health care.
Interview: League of Nations
ICFTU general secretary Guy Ryder on the war, core labour standards and why Australia is an international pariah.
Industrial: 20/20 Hindsight
A retrospective analysis of the Accord is needed to help develop future strategies. Is it worth trying again? And if so, what would need to be different?
Organising: On The Buses
A new rank and file leadership team is standing up for the harried bus driver in the run-up to the NSW State Election
Unions: National Focus
A gaze around the country reveals some inspiring and innovative organising initiatives, a fruitful connection with young workers in South Australia and some typically robust industrial campaigns reports Noel Hester.
History: The Banner Room
On the eve of itís refurbishment, Jim Marr ventures into one of Trades Hallís best kept secrets; the room that houses relics of labourís halcyon days.
International: The Slaughter Continues
Chilling new statistics from Colombia's main trade union confederation CUT: nine trade unionists assassinated in the first two months of this year.
Legal: A Legal Case For War?
Aaron Magner looks at the legal implications of the crusade of the Coalition of the Willing
Culture: Singing For The People
When thereís a struggle for social justice, when a war is brewing or rights are being eroded, the first ones to pen, paper and protest are often the folkwriters.
Review: The Hours
On the eve of International Womenís Day Tara de Boehmler follows the tale of three women who would rather choose death than a life devoid of personal choice.
Poetry: I Wanna Bomb Saddam
Scarier than Star Wars, the latest weapon to be deployed in the battle for Iraq is the Singing Dubya.
Satire: Diuretic Makes Warne's Excuses Look Thin
Australian cricketer Shane Warne today admitted that he was still feeling the after effects of the diuretic he tested positive to.
Peace Marchers Warn Off Provocateurs
Monk Ignores Job Losses
Trade Warriors Turn to Water
Gap, Target Pay Sweatshop Dues
Firies Douse Insurance Blaze
Kennett Delivers $2m Gas Bill
Vials Sparks Security Scare
Buggers Hit Six
Rail Towns Win Jobs Reprieve
Telstra Dotty Over Witching Hour
Crow Eaters Choke on Waste
CSL Boss in Political Pickle
Lawyers Push Super Class Action
Fair Clothing Activists Take Stock
Shock jock Alan Jones snubbed his Liberal mates to bucket the Cole Royal Commission and launch Jim Marr's book
The Locker Room
Boer Bore Boring
In the face of oppression Phil Doyle falls asleep in front of the TV
The Hawke and Keating legacy is John Howard, Leonie Bronstein argues.
Hands Off, Tony
John Della Bosca argues the NSW Industrial Relations System gives his State a competitive advantage.
I Miss Unions
Another year, another round of corporate excess. Bosswatch returns from its summer slumber to find the same old dogs up to the same tricks.
Viva Le Imperialists!
The First Casualty
Calling All Libs
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Telstra Dotty Over Witching Hour
Work until midnight or find another job. Thatís the stark choice being offered to a predominantly female workforce by a Telstra contractor.
Dorothy Farmer Personnel has put the hard word on nearly 50 women at its call centre in the Ballarat suburb of Wendouree.
The employees, originally hired to work between 8am and 6pm, were given only one week's notice that hours would be extended. At a hastily-arranged stopwork meeting, also attended by supportive Telstra staff, the workers gave Dorothy Famer 24 hours to reconsider its decision.
CPSU organiser, Hayden Jones, lashed the unilateral change to working hours as "harsh and unreasonable".
"A lot of these people are working mums, people with family responsibilities, and many of them travel significant distances to get to work," Jones said. "They have been told - accept these hours or lose your jobs."
Jones said the change to working hours had been made to accommodate Telstra but the telecommunications giant had "basically washed its hands of the matter and said it was up to Dorothy Farmer to sort it out."
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