||Issue No. 298||10 March 2006|
Interview: Organising In Cyberspace
Industrial: How Low Is Low
Industrial: Cloak and Dagger
Unions: Bad Medicine
History: Right Turn, Clyde
Economics: Long Division
International: Union Proud
Politics: Howardís Sick Joke
Indigenous: The year of living dangerously
Review: Lights, Camera, Strike!
Culture: News Front
The Locker Room
Builders' Cleavage Strikes Gold
Other gongs went to the Unions NSW regional bus tour, a TV celebrity and successful campaigns against individual contracts.
The calendar shared the Best Communications Strategy Award with the Queensland Teachers' Union/QIEU for their DVD and media strategy around 15 November.
The Organiser of the Year Award went to Greg Harvey from the RTBU National Office in Sydney. Harvey led a long-running campaign for a new collective agreement staff at Pacific National - the interstate rail freight company owned by Patricks and TOLL. Pat Preston of the CFMEU (Vic) was Highly Commended as an Organiser for his contribution to workplace health and safety for construction workers.
The Best Workplace Campaign Award for 2005 went to the CPSU for its campaign against AWAs and a non-union agreement in the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). The ongoing workplace campaign against AWAs by the Ballarat University NTEU was Highly Commended.
Tim Brunero for his statement on Channel Ten's Big Brother program last July: "In a few years you will be reading the papers and it will suddenly occur to you that people are getting paid less. And you'll think back to this day and wish you'd fought the government harder. But by then it will be too late."
The Jennie George Award for promoting the role of women in unions was shared between the NSW Nurses Association for their aged care pay equity campaign and the LHMU for their childcare pay equity campaign.
John Robertson on behalf of Unions NSW collected the Your Rights At Work Award for the regional bus tour in September/October last year.
The annual ACTU Awards were presented at the conclusion of the ACTU Executive meeting in Melbourne at a function attended by around 80 union secretaries, officials and award winners last night.
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