Joining the Dots
At first blush there appears little connection between the Howard Government’s handling of the War on the union movement and the War on Iraq – until you realise the key players come from the same team.
Interview: Terror Australis
The Howard Government has just discovered the nation's ports are a terrorist target. The International Transport Federation's Dean Summers has been warning them for years.
Unions: Graeme Beard's Second Dig
Hidden in the Australian Workers Union Sydney office is a mild-mannered industrial officer who once strutted the international cricket stage, writes Jim Marr.
Industrial: The Hell of Troy
On the basis of a couple of hours in the witness box, Building Industry Royal Commissioner Terence Cole described Troy Stratti as "credible". Six men who, together, have known the company director for the best part of 50 years beg to differ.
Organising: Miners Strike Gold
Traditional unions are rediscovering the power of grassroots organising. Paddy Gorman reports from the coal face.
Economics: The Accepted Wisdom
Evan Jones argues that economic policy making has been narrowed and rendered mechanistic and antiseptic.
History: Vicious Old Lady
Despite its Liberal leanings, the Sydney Morning Herald has never been shy of bashing unions, writes Neale Towart.
International: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Thailand must end its crackdown on Burmese fleeing rights abuses in their military-ruled homeland, according to a Human Rights Watch report.
Review: War Unfogged
Want to go to war but not sure where to start? Look no further than Errol Morris' latest doco-drama for the definitive 11-step lesson plan, writes Tara de Boehmler.
A TAFE student struggling under the weight of fees shares his wordly wisdom
Weekend Warrior Outed
Dick’s Got Form
Mum Burned By "Barbecue Stopper"
RSL Bombs Vets
Sweetener for Sugar Pills
Death Highlights Risky Business
Casual Affair On The Buses
Athens Update: Dying Games
Nuns Run Amok in Cessnock
Roving Commission for Safety Reps
Workers Order Ziggy on Toast
Activists What’s On!
A Voice for Peace
Palestinian trade union leader calls on militants to lay down their arms while the ICFTU protests harassment of Palestinian union leader.
The Double Standard Bearers
Nicholas Way argues that when it comes to collective action, the Howard Government has different views depending on whether you are a unionist or a small business.
The Locker Room
The Fine Print
While the result mightn’t be everything, it does make the back of the newspaper more interesting, as Phil Doyle reports.
The Westie Wing
Ian West crunches the numbers in Macquarie Street and finds virtue in deficit.
Tom’s A Furphy
Rolling in Clover
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Letters to the Editor
I am absolutely fed up with reading corporate annual reports, where the employees that work there are not even mentioned.
Yes, the CEO's, the chairman and board members are covered with great accolades, especially if the company has made money for shareholders that year.
How about companies mentioning the employees that help them to make the money, have photos of employees in the annual report, comments from employees, not just comments from the head guys.
Oh and yes, it is about time that company annual reports mentioned OHS and what efforts the employer is doing to help keep workers alive. OHS is rarely mentioned in annual reports. It should be on page one, in bright lights. Because if these corporates don't get it right with OHS and work with their employees to stop injuries and stop deaths on the job, then workers comp costs are going to soar.
Then the poor worker suffers, his/ her family and colleagues suffers, not to mention the huge workload in workers' compensation paperwork.
Look after the worker's OHS and mention that the workers exist in the annual reports and companies will not only get better financial results they will also be valuing their most prescious asset ....their people, their human resources.
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