A Recipe for Conflict
Without making any excuses, Tony Abbott’s hand wringing at this week’s airing of a secret video of picket line violence was a bit like watching Don King condemn boxing.
Interview: As They Say In The Bible ...
One the movement’s great characters, Public Service Association general secretary Maurie O’Sullivan, is calling it a day. He looks back on his career with Workers Online.
Industrial: Just Doing It
Sportswear giant, Nike, is the first company to sign off on an agreement that purports to protect Australian clothing workers, wherever they labour, writes Jim Marr.
Unions: Breaking Into the Boys Club
For a 23-year-old woman who has never worked in the trade, recruiting young construction apprentices into the union has its challenges, reports Carly Knowles.
Activists: Making the Hard Yards
Mal Cochrane came to the smoke as part of an Aboriginal avalanche that redefined the face of Rugby League. Today, he serves his community through the trade union movement.
Bad Boss: In the Pooh
What do you give a boss who makes his workers labour in raw sewage? A nomination for the Tonys.
Unions: National Focus
In the national wrap Noel Hester finds a Victorian Misso delo who is redistributing lucre from Eddie McGuire into workers’ theatre, South Australian unions taking that Let’s Get Real stuff seriously, an American unionist fronts up at a distinguished ‘meeting of the brains’ in Adelaide and a look at the line up for ACTU Congress.
Economics: Pop Will Eat Itself
Dick Bryan wonders if we can be insured against pop economists promising financial nirvana as well as financial market instability.
Technology: Dean for President
Paul Smith looks at how the internet is helping one Democrat candidate to the front of the primary pack
International: Rangoon Rumble
Union Aid Abroad's Marj O'Callaghan looks at Australia's weak response to developments in Burma.
Education: Blackboard Jungle
Lifelong learning shouldn’t mean cutting jobs, but that's exactly what the Carr Government is proposing, argues Tony Brown
Review: From Weakness to Strength
Labor Council crime-fighter Chris Christodoulou catches up with his boyhood hero, the Incredible Hulk
Resident bard David Peetz pens the song the Industrial Relations Commission needed to hear
Aussie Workers Cradle-Snatched
Morris McMahon Workers Say Thanks
Violence: Emerson Fingers Abbott
Cowboys Face Contracts Ban
TUTA Rises From the Ashes
Teased Teachers Fight Back
Labor Fails TAFE Test
Coke Called on to Stop the Rot
Bridgestone Drops Doughnut on Workers
AIRC Locked in Dark Ages
Maternity Breakthrough in Hotels
Labour Rights: Even Bush is Better!
Long Winter for Seasonal Workers
Rabbi Laurie Coskey from San Diego adds her voice to the global campaign for just for cleaners in Westfield malls.
The Locker Room
The Name In The Game
In an age of the sportsperson as celebrity it seems that names are overtaking the games, writes Phil Doyle.
A Tribute to Brian Miller
Southern Thailand’s terrorist activities: facts or fiction asks HT Lee
After the Accident
Cuba - the Debate Continues
Greetings from Japan
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After the Accident
I read with interest your story about Adrian Ware and life after sustaining a serious injury at work. In the article you mentioned that various family members, including Adrian's wife, parents and parents-in-law all now assist Adrian and his family with tasks that he can no longer do.
Every day, many people sustain injuries in the course of their work, some of them very serious ones. And every day their family members become carers. Many workers juggle their employment with caring responsibilities for a family member who is frail, has a disability, chronic or mental illness. Unfortunately, not all workplaces are carer-friendly yet and it can be difficult for carers to get emergency time-off or flexible hours when necessary. The "Carer Responsibilities" amendment to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, passed in 2000, goes some way towards rectifying this.
In addition, carers often don't know where to find out about the assistance that's available in the community. That's where Carers NSW can help. Through our Carer Resource Centre (1800 242 636), we provide information, Carer Support Kits and emotional support to carers. The Carer Resource Centre is like a one-stop shop about everything carers might need to know about caring. Our services are free.
We would appreciate you informing carers about our service so that they know that support is available. It is important for carers to get help with caring, especially where their caring responsibilities are high or very time-consuming. Carers NSW is a good place to start.
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