||Issue No. 211||05 March 2004|
Interview: Baby Bust
Safety: Dust To Dust
Bad Boss: Shaming in Print
National Focus: Work's Cripplin' Us
International: Bulk Bullies
History: The Battle for Kelly's Bush
Economics: Aid, Trade And Oil
Review: The Art Of Work
Poetry: Sew His Lips Together
Saving The Planet
Activists What's On!
International Women's Day Event - Free BBQ & Entertainment
ACTU Supports Family-Friendly Workplaces
The ACTU is holding a free BBQ for women and their families to celebrate International Women's Day 2004 and help promote more family-friendly workplaces.
Balancing work and family is an important issue for many Australian families. The Prime Minister knows this - he even called it the nation's 'BBQ stopper' - but he has done nothing about it for more than two years.
On International Women's Day (Mon. 8 March), the ACTU reminds all governments and employers of their responsibility to do more to help women and families.
The ACTU supports a universal paid maternity leave scheme and the right of parents to request part time work.
kid's entertainment by the 'Jellybugs'
Sharan Burrow - ACTU President
State Library Lawns
cnr Swanston & La Trobe St
This Working Life
A free exhibition at the State Library of NSW, 1 March - 20 June 2004. Through photographs of employees at work and play and revealing company records, This Working Life is an engaging look at our working past, from 1824 to the 1950s. Drawn from the State Library's little known business archives and associated pictorial material, the exhibition features the Australian Agricultural Co, Colonial Sugar Refining Co (CSR), Anthony Hordern & Sons, Wunderlich, Berlei, Colgate-Palmolive and Chubb - many of which still exist today.
The exhibition is a social history of work, from convict labour, early migrant workers and burgeoning unionism, through the rise of large local companies and women in the workplace, to modern manufacturing techniques and advances in technology. The display focuses on the workers themselves: the people behind the big companies.
I can provide you with any further info you may need. You can view the website to get an idea. http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/
Popular Education, Activism and Organising: with unions, social movements and community development groups
Forum 1: 12 March NEW FORMS OF ACTIVISM
How do activists organise at the beginning of the 21st century? In different fields such as environmental and social justice campaigns, among union activists and community advocates, efforts are being made to recruit, organise and educate members and activists.
What lessons of campaigning and organising can be learned from hearing and discussing the experiences of activists working in these different settings?
What is working? What questions still need to be asked?
Environmental action and activist development - Danny Kennedy, Campaign
Director, Greenpeace Australia and Pacific
Renewing union campaigning - the story of the Hilton Hotel and Westfield
campaigns - Louise Tarrant, Assistant National Secretary, Liquor,
Hospitality & Miscellaneous Workers Union (LHMU)
Keynote - Kristyn Thompson - NSW Branch Secretary, Australian Services Union (ASU)
James Whelan - the environmental advocacy project, Griffith University
The forum will actively engage participants in discussing and analysing different experiences.
Date: Friday, 12 March 2004
Time: 9am - 2pm Location: Centre for Popular Education University of Technology, Sydney, Jones St, Broadway (Old Fairfax Building)
FEES - $30 for one forum; $50 for two forums; $70 for three forums
For further details contact Lee Malone (02) 9514 3861, Daniel Ng (02) 9514 3843 or Tony Brown (02) 9514 3866
email: [email protected]
The $500 billion dollar question. The impact of debt on the poor in the Asia Region and beyond.
Key note address by Peter Garret addressing the impacts of debt on the environment.
Other speakers include:
Prof Ross Buckley, Fisher Centre Bond University
Prof. Leonor Briones, Former Head of the Philippines Treasury
David Nellor, Senior Resident, IMF, Indonesia (tbc)
Prof. Jomo K.S., University of Malaya
For the flyer please go to http://www.aidwatch.org.au
Cost : Government/business/academia: $77.00 NGO/individual: $44.00 Concession: $22.00
When: Wednesday 24 March 2004. 9.00 am - 3.30 pm.
Where: Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Level 60, Governor Philip Tower, Young St, Sydney
RSVP: 15th March to [email protected]
Fischer Centre for Global Trade & Finance
Struggles, Scabs & Schooners II - a labour history tour with a pint
20th March 2004
Starts at the Star Hotel (cnr. Sussex & George Streets, Sydney)
Stopping in at four pubs, with speakers including Jack Mundey, Harry Black and Tom McDonald.
(By popular demand: dinner will be at about 6:30pm, and will be the last pub we stop at)
Cost: approx $30 (we will confirm shortly) - includes bus, dinner and water. Drunkenness is extra, singing is free...
Places are very limited (mostly 'cause its a bus!)
Cheques can be made out to Chris Gambian c/- FSU PO Box A2442 Sydney South 1235
See you there!
Adelaide International 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:
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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 emphasise 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
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