The Long March
Half a million Australian workers turn out for the largest industrial protests the nation has ever seen, an old style symbol of resistance linked by new world technology, opposing laws from another galaxy.
Interview: Public Defender
The CPSU's Stephen Jones has confronted the Howard Government's IR agenda at close quarters.
Legal: Craig's Story
An inquest in western NSW is a cautionary tale of the use of AWAs, writes Ian Latham
Unions: Wrong Way, Go Back
The WorkChoice legislation sends Australia down the wrong economic road by smashing the instittutions that have made it strong, argues Greg Combet.
The Howard Government has shown itself to be the master of illusion, writes Dr Anthony Forsyth
Politics: Queue Jumping
The changes to industrial laws, betray a new vision of Australian society, writes James Gallaway.
History: Iron Heel
Conservative governments using laws to take away basic civil rights. It's nothing new, writes Rowan Cahill
Economics: Waging War
When was the last time you heard an Australian politician talk about incomes policy, asks Matt Thistlethwaite
International: Under Pressure
The push for UN intervention in Burma is intensifying, following a report by Vaclav Havel and Bishop Desmond Tutu into slave labour.
Poetry: Billy Negotiates An AWA
More and more people are meeting Billy, the hero of page 15 of the WorkChoices booklet, including our resident bard, David Peetz
Review: A Pertinent Proposition
Nick Cave's "Australian western" touches on some themes still relevant today, Julianne Taverner writes.
Aussies Shrug Off Threats
PM Executes Back Flip
National Rally Boosts Local Action
Restaurateurs Do a Runner
St Hilliers No Angels
Penalties Frozen on Sundaes
Slammer Threat for Operators
Sunday Light on IR Shadows
Sol Dials Up 12,000 Scalps
Boss Likes Women 'Work-Hardened'
Bread Winner on $9 an Hour
King Goes the Gouge
Jo Jacks Up
Currawong Funds for IR Battle
Howard Joins IR Rogues
Activist's What's On!
Men and Women of Australia
What makes a perfect speech? Michael Fullilove has scoured Australian history to find out.
The Locker Room
The Hungry Years
Phil Doyle gets the feeling we’ve been here before
From Little Things
Paul Kelly's song about the battle for land rights misses one important character, writes Graham Ring
Driven to despair
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes a look at Public Private Partnerships, and wonders if we should all just drink rum…
What lucky country
Swimming with Sharks
Save Our Culture
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Currawong Funds for IR Battle
Unions NSW will sell its Currawong holiday resort to underwrite the fight against WorkChoices.
Describing the decision as regretful but necessary, Barry Johnson, General Secretary of the NSW Teachers Federation said that, "while it is sad that we are losing a cheap holiday resort for workers in NSW, part of John Howard's vision for Australia is that worker don't have any holidays."
The resort, established in 1949 to celebrate the creation of the 40-hour week and to provide a subsidised holiday destination for workers, is valued at between 8 and 15 million dollars.
John Robertson, Secretary of Unions NSW described the decision as a difficult one, telling delegates "the union movement needed to take this fight up to the Howard Government and, through a well thought out and strategic campaign, it's a battle we can win."
Unions NSW has been maintaining and developing the Currawong site in recent years by resurfacing the tennis court and painting the cabins.
With these improvements, the organisation has been able to increase rents on the property over the past four years, but, even then, other holiday accommodation providers in the area were matching Currawong's prices.
Unions NSW delegates, are required under the rules, to vote a second time on the property sale. They will meet again, next month, to confirm last week's decision.
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