Highway To Help
After five weeks, five and half thousand kilometres, and 40 regional town meetings attended by thousands of regional workers, the bright orange Rights at Work bus has finally come to rest.
Interview: Polar Eclipse
Academic David McKnight challenges some sacred cows in his new book "Beyond Left and Right".
Industrial: Wrong Turn
Radical labour reform is on the horizon but some workers, like Sydney bus driver Yvonne Carson, have seen it all before, writes Jim Marr.
Unions: Star Support
It wasn't just families who backed workers' rights at The Last Weekend, but a bunch of musicians who set the tone, writes Chrissy Layton.
Workplace: Checked Out
Glenda Kwek asks you to consider the plight of the retail worker, and shares some of her experiences
Economics: Sold Out
The Future Fund and industrial relations reform are favourite projects of the PM and the Treasurer. Both are speculations on the future and the only guarantee with them is that you will be worse off, writes Neale Towart.
Politics: Green Banned
The impact of new building industry laws wonít be confined to one industry, writes CFMEU national secretary John Sutton.
History: Potted History
Lithgow is a place with a proud history as a union town. The origins of broader community solidarity lie in the early industrial development of the town and the development of unions. The Lithgow Pottery dispute of 1890 was a key event.
International: Curtain Call
The curtains have opened for East Timorís young theatre performers, thanks to a Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA project.
Review: Little Fish
At last! An Aussie film with substance, suspense and a serious dose of reality, writes Lucy Muirhead
Poetry: Slug A Worker
In a shock development, the Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, gave a ringing endorsement to the poetry pages of Workers Online, writes resident bard David Peetz.
AWA Threat - Soy You Later
'Drama Queen' Court Out ... Again
Work Law Refugee Turns On Howard
Police Force Choice
Low Blow in Ňd Wars
Free Lunches to Cost Wal-Mart
Robbo in Swan Song
Howard Mines Pockets
Star Chamber Faces Eclipse
Mums Teach School a Lesson
Sleepless In Seattle
Safety Blitz After Accident
Mushroom Mum Gets Satisfaction
Builders Skirt Apprentice Claim
Howard Threatens Wage Umpire
Gunns Trained on Free Speech
Activists Whatís On!
New Senator Stephen Fielding turned a few heads with his Maiden Speech to Parliament.
The Locker Room
The New World Order
Phil Doyle declares himself unavailable for the fifth and deciding test.
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West, reports from the NSW Government's Safety Summit
On The Bus
A bright orange bus travelling the state has become the focus of the campaign against federal IR changes. Nathan Brown was on board.
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Mums Teach School a Lesson
Two Bathurst mums have won their jobs back at Kelso High School canteen after Unions NSW uncovered the scandal of their unceremonious dumping, which sparked community outrage.
Teachers, parents and students rallied around Helen Mortimore and Marlene McPhee, who between them had 26 years service in the canteen and had been job sharing, after it was revealed they had been dismissed by letter but without by the school P&C.
A community campaign to reinstate the women formed when they told their story to a stunned audience of 150 at Charles Sturt University, two weeks ago, which had gathered to hear about the Howard Government's brave new world of uncertain working conditions.
The women's dismissal came at a tough time for the Bathurst community, which had been in a state of shock following a devastating fire that destroyed many of the classrooms and canteen at Kelso High School.
"It came as a real kick in the guts," Mrs Mortimore said. "We'd been told we could reapply for our jobs but that only one of us could possibly be employed in the new arrangements."
Teachers and parents took their demand that the women being reinstated directly to the school principal and Superintendent of Schools last week.
The reaction of the community forced a rethink and the women have been temporarily re-employed by the school to run the canteen until the P&C's finds its feet again following the fire.
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