||Issue No. 281||16 September 2005|
Interview: Polar Eclipse
Industrial: Wrong Turn
Unions: Star Support
Workplace: Checked Out
Economics: Sold Out
Politics: Green Banned
History: Potted History
International: Curtain Call
Review: Little Fish
Poetry: Slug A Worker
The Locker Room
Do the Bus Stop
A Touch of Honesty
Boss Made Me Sick
Activist's What's On!
Food for Thought
Don't miss out. Tickets selling fast!
Support Global Solidarity and book your tickets for the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA annual dinner. In the current climate of threats to workers rights in Australia it has never been more important for all unionists to sit at the one table. Hosted by The Chaser/CNNN team, with guest speaker Jenny Macklin MP, Deputy Federal Labor Leader. Great prizes and a FUN night!
Date: Wednesday 21 September, 2005
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Place: Petersham RSL Auditorium (7 Regent St, Petersham-Close to Petersham train station and 412 bus stop)
Cost: $50 per person, $450 for a table of 10
To secure your tickets please phone Candice at APHEDA on (02) 9264 9343 or email [email protected]
Neilson comes to Sydney
An exhibition of new paintings by Peter Neilson will be held at Australian Galleries in Sydney from September 6 to October 1, 2005
Drifting South, Always South
15 Roylston Street
02 9360 5177
"The art of Peter Neilson is very much a product of urban Melbourne radicalism. He was born in East Melbourne in 1944 and grew up in the inner - Melbourne suburb of Essendon where he formed a life long affiliation with the local football club." (Dr Sasha Grishin 2002)
Union Avoidance and Union Recognition: A Research Seminar
Wednesday 21 September
The Darlington Centre
The University of Sydney
Spaces are strictly limited to 35. RSVP (see below) is essential
Reconfiguring Union Avoidance: Evidence from the European Union
Dr Tony Dundon
Tony's research looks at the strategies and tactics employers use to remain union-free, covering small family-run and large multi-national companies. It argues that managerial ideologies remain at the heart of the hostility to union organisation and collective representation. In addition, structural factors and cultural dimensions are found to be important aspects in the managerial union avoidance arsenal, to which union organisations campaigns can look towards in terms of future representation campaigns.
Australian Employer Responses to Union Organising Campaigns: Preliminary Results of the 'Campaign Survey'
Dr Rae Cooper
Rae presents the preliminary results of her recent survey of NSW union officials especially in relation to employer responses to union organising campaigns during 2004/2005.
Union Avoidance in a White-collar Setting: Experiences and Prospects
Stephen will reflect upon the Australian experience of union avoidance, the likely impact of the proposed Federal IR changes and implications for union strategy.
RSVP to Dr Rae Cooper on phone 029.351.5241 or email [email protected] by Wednesday 14 September. Spaces are limited to 35 so please RSVP early to be assured of a seat.
A More Diverse Media - Can the Club be Busted?
As the Howard Government prepares to overhaul Labor's cross media laws we ask what needs to be done to open up Australia's small media club to more players and a greater diversity of voices and points of view? Our speakers will consider what the new reforms may mean, and how to genuinely invigorate an homogenised and concentrated media.
Mark Scott - Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
Julianne Schultz - Editor Griffith Review and ex-ABC digital strategy
Andy Nehl - TV Producer (Chaser Decides & CNNNN) and Head of TV, AFTRS
When: Wednesday 21 September from 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Theatrette NSW Parliament House
Chair: Tony Moore, Member of the NSW Fabian Society, Pluto Press
Tribute to HT Lee
Photojournalist - Independent film maker
Activist for East Timor
07.08.1946 - 27.07.2005
Saturday 8th October
64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills (upstairs)
o Andrew Refshauge (former Deputy Premier)
o Andrew Ferguson, State Secretary, CFMEU
o Katherine Thomson (Playwright)
o Kim Gago (East Timor Community)
o Neil McLean
o Peter Chandran
o Carmela Baranowski
Other speakers to be confirmed
Performances by Enda Kenny and a choir
Entry by donation
Money raised will go to the HT Lee Memorial Political Film-makers Fund to assist people going to East Timor to work on film documentaries
Jointly organised by Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (Construction & General Division) and the Australia-East Timor Association (NSW)
AUSIRAQ union solidarity Jazz night.
Money raised to go through Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA) to unions in Iraq.
Entry donation: $39 dinner & live jazz. $19 jazz only
CFMEU auditorium, 12 Railway St, Lidcombe
Tuesday 18 October
From 6:30pm to 10pm.
Children & unwaged 1/2 price. Drinks available
AUSIRAQ union solidarity Jazz night fundraiser
Money raised to go through the ACTU's Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA) to unions in Iraq. Best to book ahead for the meal so AUSIRAQ knows how many to cater for.
Contact Lynn Smith: 0439640118
One Year Down & Two to Go - Can Labor Win in 2007?
With John Singleton (Advertising Executive), Geoff Walsh (former ALP National Secretary) & Julie Owens MP (Member for Parramatta)
When: Wednesday 26 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: LHMU Auditorium, 187 Thomas Street Haymarket
Chair: Michael Samaras, Secretary NSW Fabian Society
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