Regions To Be Cheerful
Rule changes endorsed by this week’s NSW Labor Council Annual General Meeting reorganising the South Coast Labor Council into as a regional branch council should not be under-estimated.
Interview: Trading in Principle
AMWU national secretary, Doug Cameron, a key figure in the Labor movement, discusses the big issues - from Mark Latham to Pavlov’s 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
Worker’s Online tool man, Phil Doyle, dives into the ALP’s 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 Australia’s 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.
Trains Go Backwards
Mum Can’t Bank on Westpac
Andrews Up for Hanke Panky
Riot Raises Safety Probe
ABC of Solidarity
"Shameful" Action Pays Dividends
Bum Rap for Bump Caps
Strikers Tie Down Gas Project
Heat Rises at Uni
TeleTech's Dead Heart
Tired Drivers Fight Hypocrisy
Seven Days on a Leaking Boat
Families Back Safety Calls
Howard Pushes Pay Cut
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
On the Road
The Westie Wing
Trickle, flood or drought? Workers friend Ian West, MLC, is wet, wet, wet on the issue of bilateral Free Trade.
A Casual Affair
Latham Is A Bad Man
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Riot Raises Safety Probe
NSW police have called for an independent WorkCover Inquiry into this week’s Redfern riots, amidst concerns that they were sent into the battle with inadequate equipment, training and numbers.
Police Association president Ian Ball says the Police Force should face criminal prosecution if WorkCover finds that the police officers’ safety was ignored.
And Ball has warned that if WorkCover sits on its hands, the Association will launch its own legal action against the Police Service.
"We take the safety of our members seriously and we don't believe it is acceptable to send police into dangerous situations under-equipped," Ball says.
Ball has also fired a broadside at state and Federal Government for deregulating the liquor industry under the auspices of National Competition Policy.
"The Redfern riot is but one example of the sort of violence confronting police in this state on a daily basis caused by the availability of alcohol," Ball says.
"Too many communities are already suffering from social disadvantage brought about by the affects of alcohol and drugs without making such substances more freely available,
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