The Secret Life of Us
The fact that casual workers are too scared to come forward and testify about the need for job security seems to prove their basic point – no matter how long or how well you work, you can never feel safe in your job.
Interview: The New Deal
US union leader Amy Dean expands on her agenda to give unions a real political voice
Unions: In the Line of Hire
Unions have lobbied and negotiated in a bid to stem casualisation and insecurity. Now, Jim Marr, writes they are seeking protection through a formal Test Case.
Culture: Too Cool for the Collective?
Young people are amongst the most vulnerable in the workforce. So why aren't they joining the union, asks Carly Knowles
International: The Domino Effect
An internal struggle in the biggest and strongest industrial union in Germany IG Metall has had a devastating wave effect across not just that country, but also the rest of Europe, writes Andrew Casey.
Industrial: A Spanner in the Works
Max Ogden looks at the vexed issue of Works Councils and the differing views within the union movement to them.
National Focus: Gathering of the Tribes
Achieving a fairer society and a better working life for employees from across Australia will be key themes at the ACTU's triennial Congress meeting later this month reports Noel Hester.
History: The Welcome Nazi Tourist
Rowan Cahill looks at the role Australia's conservatives played in supporting facism in the days before World War II.
Bad Boss: Domm, Domm Turn Around
Frank Sartor might have shot through but Robert Domm still calls the IR shots at Sydney City which pretty much explains why the council is this month’s Bad Boss nominee.
Poetry: Just Move On.
Visiting bard Maurie Fairfield brightens up our page with a ditty about little white lies.
Review: Reality Bites
The workers, united, may never be defeated but if recent episodes of Channel 10 drama The Secret Life Of Us are to be believed, this is not necessarily a good thing, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Tough Women Draw Line at Sacking
Witness Protection Urged on IRC
Max Swings Axe at Safety
Sick Twist in Drug Testing
Sacked Mum Goes to the Top
Cuts Sour ADB Birthday Bash
Howard Enlists Russians for Military
Vic Workcover Invests in Worker Misery
Public Hole in Power Shortage
Whistleblower Sacking Sparks Zoo Walkout
Truckie With Conscience Wins Back Job
Indigenous Labour honours Tobler
Asbestos Blocks Liverpool Road Works
Craig Emerson gave what could be the most spirited Labor spray in a decade to the NSW Labor Council this month. Here it is in all its venom.
Out of Their Class
Phil Bradley argues that Australia's education system should not be up for negotiation in the global trade talks.
The Locker Room
The ABC of Sport
Phil Doyle argues that the only way to end the corporate madness that is sport, is to give it all back to the ABC.
Bullies in the Ranks
Locks, Stocks and Barrels
Union Aid Abroad's Peter Jennings updates on the situation in Burma, where the repression of democracy is going from bad to worse.
It Is Still About The Members Isn't It
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Burma Fundraising Trivia Night
CFMEU is holding a trivia night to raise money for Burmese refugess in Maesot, Thailand.
The Karen people live in a war zone in terrible conditions. It is hoped the money can be raised to establish a much needed workers health centre.
Wed August 6
7.00pm, Dolphin Hotel
412 Crown Street Surry Hills
$35 includes food
Bookings Karen iles on 02 9749 0480
South Sydney Speaks
A series of community forums discussing issues of importance.
At 2pm Tudor Hotel
Corner of Redfern St and Pit St
Sunday 10th August
The Lies that Howard has told
A panel discussion
Peter Symond talks about the Solomon‚s nth Korea and Boganvile
Margo Kingston will talk about Tampa confirmed
As well as a speaker on national security
Ring O416 347 501
For info on speakers
Sunday 31st August
Corner of Redefern St and Pit St
Self Injection Rooms
Lets Have One in Redfern st
Bill Crews Exodus Foundation
other speakers to be confirmed
Approached a spokesperson from self injection rooms
and a good discussion from the floor
More info on 0416 347 501
South Sydney speaks is Supported by the South Sydney Herald Darlington / Chippendale Peace Group
Darlington ALP and South Sydney Uniting Church
Aidwatch Film Night, 19 August
Aidwatch is having a film night on Tuesday 19 August and we would be greatful if you could forward this email on through your networks. The feature is a wonderful film that will appeal to movie buffs as well as people interested in development issues and the shorts are great.
Many thanks - we hope to see you there,
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