||Issue No. 209||20 February 2004|
Regions To Be Cheerful
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
A Casual Affair
Latham Is A Bad Man
hoWARd the arseLIcKEr - performed playreading
_THE OLD FITZROY HOTEL
_129 DOWLING ST WOOLOOMOOLOO
_MONDAY FEB 23RD 7.30PM
Parnassus' Den will present a rehearsed reading presentation of D.B.Valentine's controversial and timely new political satire hoWARd the arseLIcKEr at the Old Fitzroy Hotel.
Inspired by, current Opposition Leader, Mark Latham's unabashed description of John Howard and the terrifyingly Orwellian language exploited by both Government and the corporate sector, hoWARd the arseLIcKEr - "a sharp edged vaudeville-esque agit-prop tragi-comic political satire that goes straight for the jugular" - has enjoyed two successful reading presentations with Melbourne's much respected La Mama theatre and Playbox Theatre Company, where it was selected from over 200 scripts for their Theatre in the Raw playreading season in 2003.
With Government funding proving impossible it is hoped the reading with ignite enough interest from potential backers for a full season in 2004.
For more information please contact
Publicist Jeanny Surya - 0401911022
Email - [email protected]
Women's Freedom in Iraq
5pm - 7pm Wednesday 25 February
Please circulate widely
NSW Greens MP Sylvia Hale is holding a reception for Layla Mohammed who will speak about her recent work in Baghdad, setting up a women's shelter and organising aid for women in camps. She will also speak about the problems of the occupation and the danger to women's rights posed by the adoption of Shari'a family law by the US backed Coalition Provisional Authority.
Refreshments will be served.
Donations to Organisation for Women's Freedom in Iraq (suggested donation $10/$5 concession)
RSVPs (preferably by Tuesday 24 February) to Office of Sylvia Hale Greens MLC, NSW Parliament 9230 3030
For more information about women's freedom in Iraq, contact Nicola Joseph 0401 769 167 or Janet Burstall - 0428 957 704
The Workers Want Drugs!
A Trivia Night for Mardi Gras Festival raising funds for HIV treatments for workers inSouth Africa.
Join us for a night of humour, drag, music, education, competition, glamour and solidarity.
Thursday February 26, 7pm
Teachers Club, Mary Street Surry Hills (near corner of Reservoir Street)
Tickets at the door:
$15 Individual $12 Mardi Gras Members $10 Concession
Need more info? Email [email protected] or
Phone Ken or Sally on 9264 9343
Australia Western Sahara Association
RALLY TO CELEBRATE THE SAHARAWI NATIONAL DAY
To call on UN to organise the promised referendum for self-determination in Western Sahara.
WHERE: UN Information Centre, 46-48 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
WHEN: Friday 27th. February, at: 12.30-13.30
On 27 February 1976 the Saharawi Republic was proclaimed, while their war of national liberation was taking place. By celebrating this day we are supporting the Saharawi struggle for self-determination and an end to Moroccan occupation of their country, Western Sahara.
13 years have passed since the UN should have organised a referendum in Western Sahara to give its people a chance to decide their own future and exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.
The Saharawis have waited too long and have been very patient and helpful to the UN efforts to organise the promised referendum while the Moroccans have got away with obstructions and delaying tactics.
We want to express to the UN and the Australian government that 29 years of exile and suffering are enough. Its high time the UN assumed its responsibility and implemented its own resolutions and the Peace Plan for Western Sahara.
More delays mean more suffering for the Saharawi people.
ORGANISE THE REFERENDUM NOW, FREE WESTERN SAHARA
For more information please contact:
Lesley Osborne, AWSA Secretary: 02. 9810 5372
Gareth Johnston: Mobile: 0433108391
Check out more about the Western Sahara:
A d e l a i d e I n t e r n a t i o n a l W o r k p l a c e C o n f l i c t C o n f e r e n c e - 2 1 - 2 3 A p r i l 2 0 0 4
Workplace Conflict Conference
21-23 April 2004
Holiday Inn on Hindley (formerly the Novotel Adelaide), Hindley Street.
The workplace mirrors the world - dealing with conflict at work
Conflict is a characteristic feature of most workplaces and has many manifestations. Its impacts can be positive or negative. The conference will look at the sources of workplace conflict and its management. It will be of interest to human resource practitioners, advocates, legal practitioners, health professionals, conflict resolution professionals, educators, OHS&W practitioners and representatives, workplace change consultants, unions, employers, government agencies, academics and policy makers.
Dale Bagshaw, University of South Australia, Australia.
Richard Bonneau, Los Angeles Police Department, US.
Pat Ferris, Organisational Consultant, Canada.
Eric Lee, LabourStart, UK.
Patricia Mannix McNamara, University of Limerick, Ireland
Mark Thomson, Author, Australia.
Dieter Zapf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.
Privacy & Confidentiality - "Email is Forever"
Workplace Cultures & Managerial Fundamentalism
Workplace Grievance & Dispute Procedures
Training for Managing Conflict
Conference Registration Information:
Registration fee: $545
More information, including registration forms, can be found at the conference web site:
www.e v e n t s t r a t e g i e s . c om. a u / c o n f _ c a le n d a r .htm
F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , p l e a s e c o n t a c t t h e C o n f e r e n c e S e c r e t a r i a t :
E v e n t S t r a t e g i e s P t y , P O B o x 4 8 6 , U N L E Y , S O U T H A U S T R A L I A 5 0 6 1
T e l : 6 1 8 8 3 7 3 4 5 8 0 E m a i l : c o n f l i c t c o n f @ e v e n t s t r a t e g i e s . c om. a u
WHEN WORKERS UNITE - FOUNDATIONS OF TOMORROW
An exhibition of banners, badges and posters produced by trade unions, and
original artworks by Jeff Rigby highlighting the strong historical role
unions have played in the creation and conservation of our built
environment, whilst May Day materials emphasize the workers' achievements
in gaining and maintaining the rights and conditions of those who built it.
From: 1st May to 16th May 2003 at Braemar Gallery, 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
$2.00 donation to the community gallery on entry
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