|Issue No 27||20 August 1999|
Letters to the Editor
In light of the Carr Government's recent rise in train fares, perhaps security has been beefed up a tad too much.
The other week, I came across THREE Cityrail security staff patrolling the same train, in the space of three minutes.
Now I see where my extra $1.20 a day goes... to a waste of human resources.
The conditions on our trains at the moment are acceptable, which is all we need. I really don't give a hoot whether or not our trains get better, because as far as I'm concerned, the whole point is to get me to the city, period. I'm sure most people agree that we don't need three star accomodation for a one hour trip from the West.
CityRail is doing the job just fine as it is.
Interview: Stepping Up To The Plate
ACTU secretary-in-waiting Greg Combet talks about his report on international trade union trends and the need to adapt for the future.
Work/Time/Life: The Good Type of Wharf Security
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has locked in better job security for casuals as part of its collective agreement with P&O Ports.
International: Venezuela Warned By Global Labour Group
Venezuela's new Constituent Assembly has drafted a decree providing for the dissolution of the country's national trade union organisation, the CTV.
Legal: Politically Motivated Case Against Unionist Fails
A politically motivated extortion case against Eric Wicker, a long-time trade unionist on the Port Kembla waterfront has failed.
Republic: Direct Election Republicans who say YES Ö and MORE!
Despairing at the sight of Ted Mack and Phil Cleary fronting for Kerry Jones and the Australians for A Constitutional Monarchy? Appalled at the disastrous strategy and paralysis of the Australian Republican Movement? A significant group of Republicans has an answer for you!
Unions: Technology for the Times
New technology offers exciting opportunities which help union growth, according to this extract from [email protected]
History: Australian Unions and Industrial Action 1788-1900
A project is under way to compile a comprehensive record of unions, informal worker organisation and strikes from the period of European settlement to 1900 using a specially designed computer database.
Review: Stage Left! - Workers Theatre Hits the Mark
'Rare' is the word on the Melbourne Workers Theatre production, 'Who's Afraid of the Working Class?' currently touring the eastern states of Australia.
Satire: Australia's Most Earnest
Strewth magazine scours the cultural landscape for its inaugural Earnest Bastard of the Year Award.
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