Rock Of Ages
The Howard Government’s response to Australia’s aging population - to make them work longer and harder – is a small minded response to a mind-blowing problem, a perversion of the discipline of demography.
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.
Siren Sounds on Asbestos "Scam"
Youngsters Taken For A Ride
Costello Necks Young and Old
CFMEU Backs Redfern Jobs
Della to Save Christmas?
Time for Global Zone Out
Equant's Pyramid Jobs Scheme
Unions at Unis
A Bridge Too Far
Men Score Mat Leave
Strikes Rock TAFE, Unis
Health Maters To The Barricades
Prison Officers Strike Back
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
We Make Mistakes
The Westie Wing
Trickle, flood or drought? Workers friend Ian West, MLC, is wet, wet, wet on the issue of bilateral Free Trade.
Taking The Piss
Tom Goes Off I
Tom Goes Off II
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Strikes Rock TAFE, Unis
Industrial action is sweeping the tertiary education sector because of funding cuts.
Staff at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will strike on March 1 in support of enterprise bargaining claims. This follows a stop work last week by University of Western Sydney (UWS) staff and more action flagged by NSW TAFE teachers.
UWS staff have rejected the University's pay offer, stance on parental leave and outsourcing. They are also protesting the failure of management to give a commitment continue an Indigenous centre.
"Staff are angry at management's offer, which will erode the retention of quality staff and undermine its supposed commitment to equity for staff and students," says Robyn Moroney, President of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) UWS Branch.
TAFE Teachers across the state will strike on March 10 in an effort to get the NSW Government to reduce TAFE fees and reverse the cuts to TAFE's budget inflicted over the last two years.
Meanwhile teachers in the US have been outraged by comments from Bush's Secretary for Education labelling the teacher's union, the National Education Association, a "terrorist organisation".
"This is the kind of rhetoric we have come to expect from this administration whenever one challenges its worldview,' an NEA spokesperson responded.
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