The Perfect Storm
The storm clouds are gathering on the industrial horizon, an unholy trinity of a hostile legislative agenda, a radical High Court decision and emboldened employers.
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 MUAís 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.
Hardie Rewards Asbestos Rats
Kentucky Fried Kids
Miner Shafts Democracy
Fine Drop in Ocean of Blood
Sydney Water Outsources Brains
Head Injuries to No Injuries
Bosses Celebrate with Sack-athon
Kangaroo Strikebreakers Spotlighted
Officers Change Customs
Union Backs League
Carr Trouble At Port Botany
Pratt Backs Warwick Farm Loser
Students Fight Summer Blues
Activists What's On!
Labor Council secretary John Robertson argues Itís Time Ė 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.
Australian unionists are helping give hope to Filipino workers living with HIV/AIDS.
Shop Till the Worker Drops
Bobís Silver Anniversary
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Head Injuries to No Injuries
The man who risked industrial deafness to bring us the legendary Head Injuries album is making a stand for workplace safety.
Newly-elected MP Peter Garrett will hand out safety achievement awards at the third annual UnionSafe NSW Safety Delegates Conference this week.
Award winners, from chicken boners to schoolteachers, will be recognised for efforts to make NSW workplaces safer.
"This is all about recognising the outstanding achievements of people in the workplace," says NSW Labor Council OHS officer Mary Yaager. "Often they have to do quite a bit of work outside of their normal working hours.
"It's disappointing that some managements do not acknowledge the valuable contribution these people make to reducing workplace injuries and increasing productivity."
A feature of this year's awards has been the increasing recognition of the issue of asbestos in the workplace and the work of safety committees.
Long time union and safety campaigners will also be recognised with the awarding of the Brian Miller Lifetime Achievement Award and the Frank Belan Community Contribution Award.
The conference, set down for the 29th of October at Parramatta's Riverside Theatre, has become a highlight of the Occupational Health and Safety calendar, will feature NSW Industrial Relations Minister, John Della-Bosca, as well as WorkCover CEO John Blackwall.
Last year 26 safety representatives were recognised by NSW Premier Bob Carr for their contribution to making NSW workplaces safer.
The conference will also hear from safety experts and unions about hot OHS issues such as bullying, fatigue, psychometric testing and return to work.
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