All The Way With FTA?
Question marks over the bi-lateral Free Trade Agreement with the USA have only begun to scratch the surface.
Interview: Trading in Principle
AMWU national secretary, Doug Cameron, a key figure in the Labor movement, discusses the big issues - from Mark Latham to Pavlovís Dogs.
Unions: While We Were Away
While Workers Online was washing sand from between its toes and enjoying an Indian summer at the cricket, there was a reality show chugging relentlessly away in the background, Jim Marr reports.
Politics: Follow the Leader
Workerís Online tool man, Phil Doyle, dives into the ALPís Darling Harbour love-in and nearly drowns in treacle.
Bad Boss: Safety Recidivist Fingered
The CFMEU has come up with a killer nomination to kick off our 2004 hunt for Australiaís worst employer.
Economics: Casualisation Shrouded In Myths
British academic, Kevin Doogan, sets the record straight on casualisation and warns unionists about the dangers of scoring an own goal
History: Worker Control Harco Style
Drew Cottle and Angela Keys ask if it's worth rememberinng the 1971 Harco work-in.
Review: Other Side Of The Harbour
The 1998 maritime dispute threatened to tear many a family apart but Katherine Thomson's Harbour tells the tale of at least one that it brought back together - albeit reluctantly, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Rail Safety Back On Track
Commuter Headaches Continue
Ban "Ruthless" Operators - Judge
Telstra Provokes Jobs Fight
Taskforce Ignores Million Dollar Rorts
Musos Tune-Up for Election Rock
Chubby Fingers in Timorese Pockets
Postal Workers Wrap Boss
Aussie Sites Doing the Business
Feds Abandon Aged
TAFE Stands Over Poor Students
Round the World on Aid
Dog Whistlers, Spin Doctor and Us
John Menadue argues the "better angels" of the Australian character are having their wings ripped off by an ever-expanding group dedicating to keeping the public at arms length from our decision-makers.
Something Fishy In Laos
Phillip Hazelton fishes around in Vientiane, Laos, and looks at the impact of Bird Flu on those relying on feathered friends for survival.
Phil Doyle discovers that literature and sport may have more in common than you would think
The Westie Wing
Trickle, flood or drought? Workers friend Ian West, MLC, is wet, wet, wet on the issue of bilateral Free Trade.
State Of Confusion
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Aussie Sites Doing the Business
The Australian labour movement is at the cutting edge of e-communications, according to a poll that lists three of its union sites among the top-10 in the world.
Last year's winner of the international Labour Website of the Year poll, Workers Online, was joined in this year's top 10 by the LHMU and CPSU websites. The poll is run by British-based LabourStart which canvasses its readers over the southern hemisphere summer.
Workers Online founder, Peter Lewis, "sincerley" thanked "comrades" Andrew Casey of the LHMU and Dermot Browne, CPSU, for "helping split the Australian vote".
"This is the sort of collective approach that has got the Australian union movement to where it is today," Lewis said.
More than 400 union websites attracted support from thousands of LabourStart readers with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) finishing on top by a margin of just 202 votes from Norwegian portal, HMS-Portalen.
The British firefighters were third, Workers Online filled fourth spot, with another British website, belonging to the Communication Workers Union, rounding out the top five.
The LHMU was ranked sixth and the CPSU 10th, splitting the American Teamsters and Machinists (IAM) along with the UK's Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.
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