Age of Consent
After more than five years of debating, cajoling and at times pleading, NSW workers have secured a set of cyber work rights worth celebrating.
Interview: Under Fire
Michael Crosby outlines his agenda to save the movement – and explains why Australians have nothing to fear from the SEIU.
Politics: And the Winners Are ...
Wal King, Allan Moss, Roger Corbett, Chip Goodyear, Michael Chaney and David Murray have lots in common, writes Jim Marr.
Labour lawyer Clive Thompson argues the changes to IR are fundamentally at odds with the national tradition of consesensus.
Economics: The Common Wealth
As the policy wonks debate the future of our cities, Neale Towart mounts a simple argument: It’s the real people in a society, stupid
History: Walking for Justice
The Eight Hour Day, a very Australian celebration, had its origins in New Zealand it seems, writes Neale Towart.
International: Deja Vu
A group of trade unions have walked away from America's peak council, again. Labourstart's Eric Lee was there.
Legal: The Rights Stuff
Terror laws have sparked a fresh debate on a Bill of Rights - and workers have a bigger stake than ever before, writes Rachael Osman-Chin.
Review: That Cinderella Fella
Russell trades the phone for mitts in an inspiring cinematic slug-fest. Nathan Brown is ringside
Poetry: Is Howard Kidding?
Mel Cheal asks who Howard thinks he is kidding to the tune of the ‘Dad’s Army’ theme song.
Secret Policemen's Balls-Up
Centrelink Breaches Cyber Law
Examiner Pulps Cadet
Food Truck Flattens Woman
Will They Know It's Christmas?
Death By Nestle
Taskforce On Safety Charges
Archbishop Preaches End Of Civilisation
Union Drives Tassie Train
PM Cold on Lunch Date
Seafarers Scupper Sell Off
Tribute to HT Lee
Activist's What's On!
No Place For A Woman!
Doreen Borrow spoke to the Public Service Association’s women’s conference in September about her experiences of working life that span seven decades.
North By Northwest
Phil Doyle returns from up north, where he survived on nothing but goodwill, good people and a great big orange bus.
The Locker Room
In which Whatsisname slams the recent poor form of Thingummyjig.
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West MLC, gets all casual in his latest missive from the Bear Pit.
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Death By Nestle
The murder of one union leader on a multi-nationals doorstep can be put down to bad luck but the murder of a second invites a long, hard look your IR policies, according to a Philippines newspaper.
The Manila Times is demanding “instrospection” from Nestle after Drug and Food Employees Alliance leader, Diosdado Fortuna, was assassinated outside its Laguna plant.
Fortuna was gunned down outside the Swiss dairy giant's factory, last week, in the middle of a long-running strike over the company's refusal to negotiate a collective agreement.
In a statement, his widow said: "My husband had no other enemy except Nestle management".
Fortuna was elected leader of the union at Laguna after his predecessor, Meliton Roxas, was shot dead outside the plant, during a strike 17 years ago.
"While we grant that leftist infiltrated unions can be a major hazard to doing business," the Manilla Times wrote, "corporate heavyweights should equally realise that might is not necessarily right either."
Fortuna was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on his way home from a picket line at the Nestle factory.
The IUF is spearheading a global protest campaign, calling on the Philippines Government to investigate the killing and bring the murderers to justice.
International website, Labourstart, is backing the protest and urging supporters to send protests to the Philippines Government and/or Nestle.
More information is available at: http://www.labourstart.org/fortuna
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