End of the Casual Affair
The Secure Employment Test Case that kicks off in the coming week in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission will be an important test of how far down the path of labour market deregulation we have travelled.
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
WA Bosses Duck for Cover
Static Hits Digital Revolution
Rising Sun Sets on Costello
Terror Telegraphs New Era
Dust Storm Greets Hardie
Psych Nurses Seek Safety
Work Bad for Your Health
Govt Lays Death Track
Howard Slugs Battlers
APHEDA Wins Award
Feds: Freedom Is Slavery
Free Trade Fun Day
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.
Tom is UN-Amazed
The Westie Wing
Ian West crunches the numbers in Macquarie Street and finds virtue in deficit.
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Terror Telegraphs New Era
Rupert Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph has dumped it’s long running opposition to green bans to back protection of western Sydney’s last remnant bushland.
The Tele is campaigning actively to protect the former Australian Defence Industries site at St Mary’s threatened by a Federal Government selloff.
Union activists have been involved in the campaign through the ADI Residents Action Group.
Co-convenor of the group and Finance Sector Union organiser Tim Vollmer was excited about Tele support as outer western Sydney struggles for media coverage.
'I was especially delighted a Tele journalist and photographer was willing to break into the site with me so I could show them the many beautiful hidden areas of natural beauty.
'Other media outlets weren't willing to break-in', Vollmer said.
Tele support for the fight to save the former ADI site is in stark contrast to the media's historic opposition to Green Bans, especially the bitter campaign against Jack Mundey and the BLF's fight to save The Rocks and Woolloomoolo.
'I think the Tele's support shows the changing sentiments of the community and that green issues are becoming mainstream.
'It's an indication the labor movement is 20 years ahead of its time and drags public opinion to a more progressive stance."
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