||Issue No. 208||13 February 2004|
All The Way With FTA?
Interview: Trading in Principle
Unions: While We Were Away
Politics: Follow the Leader
Bad Boss: Safety Recidivist Fingered
Economics: Casualisation Shrouded In Myths
History: Worker Control Harco Style
Review: Other Side Of The Harbour
State Of Confusion
Give Them A Medal
Letters to the Editor
State Of Confusion
The question of when Premier Carr's State Ministers will be seen to be responsible, and there fore answerable to the voter is a time yet to be identified. The unnecessary wrongful deaths at Waterfall and elsewhere including the state's hospitals has seen a Cabinet reshuffled. No slight of hand, just evidence of the outrageous contempt for the people and our Westminster system. Minister John Della Bosca you have been lucky till this day. Those millions of workers using what has been acknowledged generally as dangerous substandard transport to travel to and from work. People who believe they have workers comp (what's left of it) to protect them, to provide compensation for any accident suffered whilst travelling to and from their place of work by the most direct route. These people Minister are not represented you have obviously ignored your responsibility to ensure workplace safety even though your team of spin doctors touts you as doing the business! Its the type of transparent spin thinking people are getting sick of. Why is it that the rail Union and other Unions continue to allow their members (Drivers Guards) to operate and travel on transport which has been acknowledged as dangerous for almost fifteen years. For the public to travel on these things, is to knowingly put themselves in danger and that action, it could be argued is contributory negligence, if there was a claim the claimants could be asked to show that they didn't know their transport was dangerous. WorkCover has trumpeted their responsibility for workplace safety. Well Minister each and every bus, train and ferry is both a workplace and the mode of transport to journey to work on. Minister you are not up to the task, and silence while the abandoned proletariat point out your inadequate representation is just sad weakness.
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