That’s All Folks!
Perhaps the most depressing part of this federal election campaign has been the Howard Government’s success, with the willing assistance of the media, of typecasting the union movement as some sort of cartoon bogeyman.
Interview: The Last Bastian
AMWU state secretary Paul Bastian has been at the centre of the three year battle to bring James Hardie to account.
Unions: High and Dry
Jim Marr unpacks the recent High Court Electrolux decision to test whether the ruling matches the media hype.
Security: Liquid Borders
The Howard Government loves to trumpet its national security credentials but a close look at its record in shipping sinks the myth argues MUA’s Zoe Reynolds.
Industrial: No Bully For You
Phil Doyle reports on how bringing dignity and respect to the workplace is undermining bullies.
History: Radical Brisbane
Radical Brisbane extends the 'Radical City' series into the Red North. Two experienced activists, academics and writers turn South East Queensland history on its head.
International: No Vacancies
More than 1400 hotel union workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 2, are on strike at four major hotels in San Francisco, California, writes Andrew Casey.
Economics: Life After Capitalism
A situation that all anarchists dream of? Michael Albert has been more than dreaming., writes Neale Towart
Technology: Cyber Winners
Labourstart's Eric Lee looks at a good news story of global online campaigning that has delivered a victory.
Poetry: Do It Yourself Poetry
Teaser: Wondering why the polls are all over the place? Ask our resident bard and psephologist.
Review: Hard Labo(u)r
The Voice of Southern Labor highlights the role music played in the 1930's US textile strikes, but more than that it provides a lucid insight into the roots of modern capitalism and some truly organic organising, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Telstra Dogs on Injured Woman
Strike Three and We’re Out
Boxall Beats Hasty Retreat
Ashfield Moves on Home Truths
Pratt in Warwick Farm Plunge
Robert Reich's 2020 Vision
Numbers Racket at Yandi
Executive Pay Blue Looms
Crazy Mike’s Fire Sale
Kids Remember Kids
DIY Security For Child Care
Canada’s Asbestos Outrage
Aussie Kids Thrown Overboard
Labor Council secretary John Robertson argues It’s Time – for an IR reality check.
The Westie Wing
Much work has been done in the past to ease the plight of clothing outworkers in New South Wales. It's time to step up the pressure, as sweatshops and clothing contract work are thriving stronger than ever, writes Ian West.
Who Started the Class War?
Evan Jones looks across the Australian political landscape and asks who are the real class warriors?
The Locker Room
First Past The Post
Phil Doyle is coming up in class and is all the better for recent racing
Our favourite state MP returns for his monthly Macquarie Street wrap.
Invest In Dignity - Part II
Australian unionists are helping give hope to Filipino workers living with HIV/AIDS.
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Crazy Mike’s Fire Sale
Workers have accused the Carr Government of embarking on a ‘crazy fire sale ‘ of profitable government businesses to paper over its budget deficit.
Just weeks after leaving Treasurer Michael Egan's office to head the Department of Commerce, director-general Michael Coutts-Trotter has sparked industrial action by refusing to meet over plans to privatise SM Solutions and Q stores.
Members of the Public Service Association implemented bans on delivery of mail to, and printing services for Ministerial Offices, the Department of Commerce Head Office and Labor Members of Parliament.
John Cahill, General Secretary says the bans are due to the NSW Government "pursuing in times of budget deficit crazy fire sales of profitable, yet cheap and efficient government businesses."
"Adding insult to injury the Government is pursuing the privatisation of government businesses at the expense of employees job security and employment conditions," Cahill says
Employees in the government businesses of CM Solutions and Q Stores are responsible for the efficient and cheap storage, supply, printing and mail delivery to government departments.
The privatisation plans follow a report by management company Deloitees - which the PSA says ignored the benefits the agencies provide to the whole of government.
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