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 Whatís 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 mightnít 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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APHEDA Wins Award
The ACTUís aid agency APHEDA has picked up a gong in Vietnam for "services to womenís emancipation".
APHEDA become the first organisation in Vietnam to be awarded the Vietnam Women's Union Medal when APHEDA Chairperson Sandra Moait was presented the medal by Ha Thi Khiet, Chair of the Vietnam Women's Union at a ceremony in Hanoi last month.
The Vietnam Women's Union is an organisation of over 11 million members that seeks to represent and develop the rights of women and children in Vietnam.
APHEDA is one of many non-government organisations working to advance women in Vietnam, but is the only one to have received this award.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA has been supporting projects in Vietnam since 1985 and with the omen's Union since 1989 on a range of programs including micro-credit, health care and promotion, HIV, vocational training and income generation.
In 2004 APHEDA launched a pilot project with the Vietnam Women's Union in gender and public speaking training for women candidates in local government elections from two districts.
Sandra Moait is also president of the NSW Labor Council.
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