A Place To Call Home
These days the Great Australian Dream is closer to a fantasy, where the chances of owning to your own home depend on either inheriting property or winning lottery.
Interview: Power and the Passion
ALP's star recruit Peter Garrett shares his views on unions, forests and being the Member for Wedding Cake Island
Unions: Tackling the Heavy Hitters
Tony Butterfield became a State of Origin gladiator at the unlikely age of 33. Even that, Jim Marr reports, couldn’t prepare him for the knock-down, drag-em-out world of modern IR.
Industrial: Seeing the Forest For The Wood
Proposals to flog off NSW’s forests have raised eyebrows and temperatures amongst some of the key players reports Phil Doyle.
Housing: Home Truths
CFMEU national secretary John Sutton argues for a radical solution to the housing affordability crisis.
International: Boycott Busters
International unions have issued a new list of corporations breaching ILO sanctions to do business in Burma.
Economics: Ideology and Free Trade
The absurdities of neoclassical economic assumptions has never stood in the way of their being trotted out to justify profiteering and attacks on the rights of citizens. The AUSFTA is the latest rort we are supposed to swallow, writes Neale Towart.
History: Long Shadow of a Forgotten Man
Interest in JC Watson's short time as Labor's first Prime Minister should not detract from his more substantial role as Party leader, writes Mark Hearn
Review: Chewing the Fat
As debate rages in Australia about Fast Food advertising, Julianne Taverner takes a look at a side of the industry that Ronald McDonald won’t tell you about in Supersize Me.
Poetry: Dear John
Workers Online reader Rob Mullen shares some personal correspondence with our glorious leader.
NRMA Reverses Over Turnbull
Crikey: Irwin Feeds Staff AWAs
Nurses Telegraph Fight Back
"Sexiest Man" Plays it Safe
Eureka: Bug Swats Hadgkiss
Macdonald Ponders Asbestos Blue
Latham Gets Late Mail
Murdoch Faces Discrimination Rap
Boss Goes Postal
Oberon Survives Bomb Threat
Howard Out On CD
Telstra Hangs Up On Staff
Activists What’s On!
The Westie Wing
As the NSW Labor Government sells its first budget deficit in nine years, the real concern for the union movement is the devil in the detail, especially when it comes to procurement agreements, writes Ian West.
Labor's IR spokesman Craig Emerson launches a few characteristic salvos across the Parliamentary chamber
The Locker Room
Tears After Bedtime
Phil Doyle says that it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye
Letter From America
Postcard from Vietnam
APHEDA's Hoang Thi Le Hang reports from the north of Vietnam on a project being fund by Australian unionists.,
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"Sexiest Man" Plays it Safe
"One of the sexiest men alive", is part of a poster campaign to improve safety in the entertainment industry.
The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) is turning to leading arts activists for it’s ‘Get Safe Now’ campaign in an effort to combat under reporting of injuries.
MEAA delegate and AFI award winning actor, Russell Dykstra, currently starring on stage with the Sydney Theatre Company's production of 'The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness', earned the "one of the sexiest men" accolade from official Michelle Hryce.
"The posters are devised to be placed on workplace notice boards, in dressing rooms, green rooms, on film sets and news offices, to remind people what to do in the event they are injured at work," says Hryce.
The campaign, which also features SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin, leading Film Grip Ray Brown and Renee Isaacs from the acclaimed production of the Lion King, is specially designed for each section of the union's membership.
In conjunction with the posters the MEAA has produced stickers for members to refer them to the new
MEAA occupational health and safety website, UnionSafe and the NSW WorkCover website.
The WorkCover Assist Project is helping to fund the campaign.
Labor Council secretary John Robertson endorsed the MEAA campaign, but was outraged at the suggestion that Dykestra might be seen as the sexiest man alive.
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